MAISY Demonstrations and Recent Press Releases

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MAISY Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Load Databases are the energy-industry’s most widely-used source of utility customer electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and other energy use, hourly loads and hourly load profiles. MAISY databases are continuously updated and include information on more than 7 million individual utility customers in the US.

Each utility customer record in the master MAISY Database includes building, occupant, equipment and operating characteristics for a single utility customer along with energy use information for the entire building and for detailed end uses such as space heating and air conditioning. Hourly energy use is included for electricity, natural gas and fuel oil/other fuels and for individual end-uses. 15-minute electric load profiles are also available.

In addition to presenting data for individual utility customers, MAISY data are provided in database form for customer segments reflecting either average or “typical” characteristics of utility customer segments defined by business type, income, and so on.

MAISY databases also include applications data and analysis such as the ZIP area residential solar PV rooftop installations, three-year solar PV sales potential and a ZIP area Solar Market Potential Score. Utility rates, energy bills, analysis of distributed energy resource economics and other data and analysis can be provided.

MAISY Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Load Databases are provided in two basic formats:

  1. Excel Workbooks:
    • Information for individual utility customer records presented in individual workbook rows
            Click Here for an example 8760 Commercial Hourly Load Database (xlsx workbook)
    • Information for utility customer segments presented in individual workbook rows
            Click Here for an example ZIP Area Solar Market Database (xlsx workbook)
  2. Custom EnergyApps
    • Custom user interfaces are provided to assist user extraction/analysis of data with results presented in an Excel workbook
            Click Here for Example MAISY Profiler EnergyApp Video (8-minute video).
    • More information on MAISY EnergyApps
            Click Here for EnergyApp Page

MAISY data have been used in hundreds of applications including market assessment, market strategy development, sales campaign development, equipment product design and development, retail electric provider pricing and product development, utility cost of service studies and many more. Click Here to See MAISY Database Applications.

MAISY clients include startups, research and government agencies, and some of the largest energy-related organizations in the US. Click Here to See MAISY Clients.

Contact us to discuss your application and how MAISY can assist your utility customer information/data analytic needs.

Jerry Jackson, President
Jackson Associates
37 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 500
Orlando, Fl 32801
979-204-7821
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Recent Press Releases

New California MAISY Hourly Loads Database Supports ZIP-Level Residential PV and Storage Market Analysis With 400,000 Customer Records

June 7, 2016 – Orlando, FL – Jackson Associates today introduced a new California MAISY (R) Utility Customer Single Family Residential Database containing 400,000 California utility customers. Each customer record includes hourly or 15-minute interval load data along with information on each customer’s demographics, income, dwelling unit and ZIP code location.

“The combination of new PV/ storage economics and required rate changes in California, including switching residential customers to time-of-use rates, has prompted our clients to request more granular data both with respect to geography and loads. This new information source is the only comprehensive, statistically representative database of individual customer hourly loads at the ZP level across the entire state” said Dr. Jerry Jackson, president of Jackson Associates.

More detail on the new California MAISY Utility Customer Residential Database is available at http://www.maisy.com/ca-residential-database.htm .

This customer data resource enables solar PV/storage providers to better evaluate, identify and target customers by location and customer characteristics. The entire CA Database can be licensed to conduct in-house data analysis or the database can be accessed and analyzed with a MAISY Profiler software interface.

The MAISY Profiler software allows users to determine:

• Residential single family hourly loads for any combination of 20 demographic, dwelling unit, and appliance characteristics for any geographic location in California

• The number of customers and average hourly loads for customers who match user- specified characteristics in each of 2,500 California ZIP codes

Information provided by the California MAISY Utility Customer Residential Database and Profiler significantly reduce customer acquisition costs by identifying combinations of geographic location, load profiles and characteristics of customers with the greatest potential PV/Storage savings. Applying these location and customer characteristics to customer list provider information yields high-value customer contacts for more focused and productive marketing and sales campaigns. .

Profiler applications can also be used to provide preliminary qualification and system sizing. Profiler inputs matching a customer’s characteristics provide customer-specific estimates of 8760 hourly or 15-minute interval loads.

MAISY DATABASES AND JACKSON ASSOCIATES

MAISY Databases are the energy industry's most widely-used, authoritative, up-to-date source of utility customer energy use and electric load data covering utility customers across the US. Jackson Associates has provided MAISY Utility Customer Databases and analysis in support of a wide range of energy technologies including battery storage, thermal energy storage, fuel cells, solar PV, combined heat and power, wind, flywheels, demand response, energy efficiency, and smart grid technologies.

MAISY database information has been used by some of the country’s largest utilities, electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, energy service providers, energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, research organizations and other organizations interested in utility customer energy use. MAISY data have also been used to support US Department of Energy appliance and equipment efficiency standards development. MAISY clients reflect a Who’s Who of the energy industry. A partial list of clients is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm


2016 MAISY Utility Customer Hourly Load Databases Support Storage, Solar, and Demand Response with 15-Minute Loads and Psychographic Detail

February 8, 2016 – Orlando, FL – Jackson Associates today announced the availability of 2016 MAISY® Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Load Databases. MAISY® Databases are the energy industry's most widely-used, authoritative, up-to-date source of utility customer energy use and electric load data providing coverage of utility customers across the US.

2016 database extensions include additional residential psychographic data and 15-minute interval load data for all customer records. MAISY (Market Analysis and Information System) databases have been developed from information on more than 7 million utility customers and provide building, equipment, operational and occupancy data for utility customers in every state and DC.

“We included additional utility customer data and extended interval load data to all customer records in the database in response to needs that arose in projects completed in 2015 for battery and solar PV providers,” said Dr. Jerry Jackson, president of Jackson Associates. “Our clients’ information needs have become more granular and specific in the last several years as newer technology markets continue to develop and as competition increases. MAISY utility customer information offerings have expanded over the last several years to support the entire product life cycle including product and system design, marketing, sales and financial securitization.”

Jackson Associates has provided MAISY Utility Customer Databases and analysis in support of a wide range of energy technologies including battery storage, thermal energy storage, fuel cells, solar PV, combined heat and power, wind, flywheels, demand response, energy efficiency and smart grid technologies.

MAISY database information has been used by some of the country’s largest utilities, electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, energy service providers, energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, research organizations and other organizations interested in utility customer energy use. MAISY data have also been used to support US Department of Energy appliance and equipment efficiency standards development. MAISY clients reflect a Who’s Who of the energy industry. A partial list of clients is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm


Technology Market Expert Authors New “Must Read” White Paper: Maximizing Competitive Advantage in Electricity Storage and PV Markets

Orlando, Florida, November 11, 2015. Jackson Associates today announced the publication of a new, free white paper “Maximizing Competitive Advantage in Electric Storage and PV Markets with Utility Customer Electricity Use Databases and Analysis,” written by Dr. Jerry Jackson, an expert on new technology market analysis.

Dr. Jackson is president of Jackson Associates and formerly professor at Texas A&M University and Chief of the Applied Research Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute. He has conducted market analysis and provided market resources for DG, CHP, fuel cell, battery, thermal energy storage, wind, PV, and flywheel companies ranging from startups to fortune 100 companies.

The white paper provides information and guidance for electric storage and PV companies to support product development, demonstrations, marketing and sales in this increasingly completive market by taking advantage of available, detailed electric utility customer information.

Illustrations of customer-oriented data applications in each phase of product development and commercialization are provided in the paper using MAISY® Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Loads Databases and software applications.

The white paper, is available at http://www.maisy.com/storagepv.pdf.

“We refer to this white paper as a “must-read” because new technology markets including energy storage, PV and storage/PV applications reflect something of a frenzied environment with many companies competing with different technologies, designs and application strategies to demonstrate advantages of their products,” said Jackson.

“Past experience shows that winners in new technology markets emerge in large part because of their ability to align marketing, sales and customer value propositions with appropriate market segments and their ability to develop more effective and efficient sales processes. Market share is paramount in the survival of companies competing in these environments so strategies employed over the next several years will have a huge impact on determining industry survivors when the inevitable shake-out occurs.”

The extent to which individual companies will gain market traction depends in large part on how effectively customer segment and individual customer information, including hourly and 15-minute electric loads, is used to inform every step of the new technology development and commercialization process ranging from product development to individual customer sales strategies.

The eleven-page white paper describes different roles that customer segment information and individual customer data play in developing the most successful and cost-effective product, marketing and sales strategies.

MAISY Utility Customer Databases and Customer Profiler Software Products provide detailed information on more than 7 million individual customers across the US including hourly and 15-minute electric loads. MAISY Utility Customer Data have been applied to support DG, CHP, fuel cell, battery, thermal energy storage, wind, PV, and flywheel product development and commercialization for firms ranging from startups to fortune 100 companies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Jerry Jackson, author of the white paper is president of Jackson Associate, a consulting firm providing new technology analysis, market analysis, strategy development and other energy-related practice areas for over 30 years. He has also held positions as a professor at Texas A&M University, Chief of the Applied Research Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute, economist at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

He has advised new technology companies on market analysis, sales and market strategy for a variety of new energy technologies including electric and thermal energy storage, fuel cells, solar PV, combined heat and power, wind, flywheels, demand response, and energy efficiency technologies.

He is also developer of Jackson Associates’ MAISY® Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Loads Databases, the most widely used source of utility customer energy use and hourly loads data comprised of information on more than 7 million utility customers. MAISY (Market Analysis and Information System) clients include technology companies, electric utilities, regulatory agencies, state and federal government agencies, research organizations and a variety of other clients. A partial list of clients is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm


New Battery Storage Software Jump-Starts Marketing/Sales With 15-Minute Customer Electric Loads, Technology and Business Case Analysis

October 20, 2015. Jackson Associates today announced the availability of new Battery Storage Marketing and Sales Assistant Profiler software designed to accelerate sales of battery and battery/PV systems by significantly reducing the cost of qualifying individual residential and commercial customers and assessing new market opportunities.

“New technology markets including energy storage and solar photovoltaic applications reflect something of a frenzied environment with many companies competing with different technologies, designs and application strategies to demonstrate advantages of their products. Evaluating potential customers is difficult and costly because considerable upfront time in sales and engineering costs are often expended only to determine that the customer’s load profiles provide little or no customer benefit. Furthermore, reliable evaluations of new markets is nearly impossible because of the lack of information on customer loads in those areas,” said Dr. Jerry Jackson, President of Jackson Associates.

Profiler software reduces customer acquisition costs by thousands of dollars per customer by

• Identifying attractive individual sales prospects prior to customer contact

• Qualifying customers in initial customer telephone or onsite contacts using customer information and Profiler-supplied utility rate structures, technology characteristics and hourly or 15-minute interval loads of matching customers drawn from the 7+ million MAISY utility customer database

• Identifying new profitable markets in any ZIP code or market area in the US with Profiler interval loads, utility rates, and user technology characteristics for any residential or commercial customer segment

The Battery Storage Profiler is the latest member of the MAISY Profiler software series and is designed to fill an important gap in the battery storage and storage/ PV market. Additional Battery Storage Profiler information is available at http://www.maisy.com/storagepv.htm .

The ability to draw hourly or interval loads from the MAISY Utility Customer Databases based on customer characteristics circumvents the delays encountered in developing hourly or interval data from customers, saving considerable upfront time and marketing/sales expense by immediately assessing potential customers’ electric loads and the potential for energy bill savings based on technology characteristics and utility rate structures. In areas where interval loads are not available from the utility or the customer, the Profiler provides this valuable information.

Profiler software is designed to provide an easy-to-use immediate technology and financial assessment with only a few pieces of customer information to assist both vendors and potential customers in quickly determining the potential benefit of proceeding with a more detailed analysis. Where available, the Profiler incorporates utility-provided green-button interval load data to refine the analysis.

Profiler technology analysis calculates load leveling, peak shaving and load shifting strategies based on technology characteristics including kW/kWh characteristics and load variations within each billing period. Technology cost data and utility rate structure details are applied to calculate bill savings and to evaluate the business case for alternative system configurations.

In addition to short-circuiting the customer qualification process, the Profiler also provides business case insights on new market areas which is extremely important in the rapidly developing and competitive battery and PV markets. “Our analysis shows that early market entry within local geographic areas is one of the most important determinants of market share and is critical in developing competitive advantage,” said Jackson who, in addition to working with some of the largest and most innovative technology companies through Jackson Associates has also provided pioneering analysis of new technology markets as a professor at Texas A&M University and Chief of the Applied Research Division at Georgia Tech Research Institute.

The Battery Storage Marketing and Sales Assistant Profiler Software is available for individual utility service areas and states. Operating within an Excel workbook, the software does not require internet connectivity. The workbook format provides easy user customization and the ability to generate preliminary executive proposals to support sales efforts.

ABOUT MAISY DATABASES AND PROFILER SOFTWARE

MAISY® (Market Analysis and Information System) Databases are the energy industry's most widely-used, authoritative source of utility customer energy use information and energy market analysis. Initially developed in 1995 the databases are continuously expanded and updated and currently include information and analysis based on more than 7 million utility customer records. Each customer record includes building, occupant, equipment, operating and energy use including hourly energy use detail and electric 15-minute loads.

MAISY Profiler software, which draws data from the MAISY Databases, provides easy user access and analysis of customer information including hourly and 15-minute electric loads based on user-specified customer characteristics. The Battery Storage Profiler applies battery technology characteristics and utility rate structures to evaluate individual customer technology impacts and the financial business case. More information on MAISY products is available at http://www.maisy.com .

MAISY products have been licensed by leading solar and distributed energy companies including Coda Energy, Geostellar , Sun Edison, Sungevity, Sharp Laboratories of America, Toyota, Ingersoll Rand, United Technologies, Bloom Energy, Ice Energy and many more. A partial client list is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm


Georgia Solar Database Identifies 28,000 PV Customers up for Grabs July 1

Solar Market Database identifies pent-up demand in “hot” solar ZIP area micro-markets

June 9, 2015, Orlando, Florida. Georgia has one of the most attractive solar climates in the US – ranked number 10 in NREL’s sun index, a measure of the amount of direct sunlight received in the state. While Georgia’s solar market showed impressive gains last year, a Georgia law prohibiting 3rd party solar ownership has unquestionably limited residential and small commercial solar adoption - that is, until July 1, 2015 when Georgia’s Solar Power Free Market Financing Act becomes effective. The new MAISY Georgia ZIP Area Solar Market Database indicates there are potentially 28,000 receptive residential PV solar market customers who will immediately be up for grabs when the new market rules become effective. These solar customer prospects include electric utility customers who likely would have implemented solar systems if third-party ownership had been available along with customers likely to be receptive to new solar installations over the next three years either with or without third-party ownership.

“A 6kW system can, on average, save about $1,000 per year in electric bills in Georgia. Declining solar PV costs, tax benefits and other incentives make Georgia installations attractive for third-party ownership options including equipment leasing and power purchase agreements.” said Dr. Jerry Jackson, an energy economist and developer of the widely-used MAISY Utility Customer databases. “This ownership option opens up an entirely new and simpler avenue for residential consumers to take advantage of solar energy. Allowing a solar company to plan, permit, finance and install a PV system on your roof while all you do is pay less for your electric service is about as hassle-free as you can get.” The Solar Energy Industries Association reports more than 90 percent of residential solar installations in New Jersey have occurred under third-party ownership since the middle of 2013.

At 6 KW for an average system, this 28,000 customer market potential translates into a doubling of current Georgia solar capacity with 168 MW of new capacity.

The MAISY Georgia ZIP Area Solar Market Database identifies ZIP code areas where these 28,000 new PV customers are likely to be located, providing solar retailers, installers and manufacturers with immediate easy-to-use Excel-based marketing/sales information, including detailed dwelling unit/household data, for each of Georgia’s 735 ZIP-level “micro PV markets.” In addition to providing Solar Market Potential Scores (SMPS) ™ , a ranking of 1 -5 for potential solar market sales, the Solar Market Database provides estimates of installed systems and the potential number of new system installations over the next 3 years in each ZIP area.

Databases provide detailed information for “solar-PV receptive” customers that users can apply to conduct their own ZIP-area market assessments. The focus on “solar-PV receptive” customers means that ZIP data reflect information only on likely potential customers providing a much more accurate ZIP-level market characterization compared to traditional ZIP data that combines information on all dwelling units in the ZIP area, even dwelling units and households that are not potential customers. For many ZIP areas, only 5 – 20 percent of all dwelling units are potential solar PV prospects; consequently traditional aggregate ZIP-level information is not very useful for evaluating solar markets.

MAISY Databases provide ZIP-level information that is not available in other sources including:

- Detailed dwelling unit/household information for “solar-PV receptive” customers within each ZIP area (rather than broad ZIP area averages).

- Dwelling unit electric, natural gas and other energy bills.

- Estimates of current solar installations.

- A ranking of solar PV market potential and an estimate of potential PV installations over the next three years based on a statistical market penetration model.

“Applying MAISY ZIP Market information to inform marketing and sales strategies can have big payoffs,” says Jackson. “Response rates from marketing and sales activities in the most attractive ZIP areas can be ten times more productive than those in “average” ZIP areas, reducing a major cost component for solar providers.” A few interesting insights drawn from the Georgia Database include:

- Potential PV sales over the next three years range from less than 0.25% to over 6% of single family, detached residential dwelling units across Georgia’s 735 ZIP code areas.

- Household income acts as a qualifying threshold; however, other dwelling unit and occupant characteristics such as electric utility costs, dwelling unit value, educational attainment, and other variables are much more important in determining potential PV sales across qualifying ZIP code areas.

- ZIP statistics for “solar-PV receptive” customers are much more indicative of solar installations and sales than gross ZIP averages available from other sources.

- Neighborhood characteristics are important in explaining current and future solar applications.

- Avoided electric power costs in Georgia vary from about $600 to $1900 per year for identical 6kW system output because of variations in utility electric prices.

- Variations in avoided electric costs, incentives, customer characteristics and other factors result in a geographically fragmented state PV market.

ZIP Area Market Data is provided in an Excel workbook with data for each of Georgia’s 735 ZIP code areas on a single worksheet row providing easy user evaluations. Dozens of data items are included for each ZIP code area. Additional information on the MAISY Georgia ZIP Area Solar Market Databases is available at : http://www.maisy.com/zipsolar.htm

Georgia MAISY ZIP Area Solar Market Database licensing fees are based on ZIP code population beginning at $495 for smaller counties and metro areas for the basic data package and $9,500 for all 735 ZIP code areas in the state. MAISY ZIP Area Solar Market Databases are also available for other states.

ABOUT MAISY DATABASES

MAISY® (Market Analysis and Information System) Databases are the energy industry's most widely-used, authoritative source of utility customer energy use information and energy market analysis. Initially developed in 1995 the databases are continuously expanded and updated and currently include information and analysis based on more than 7 million utility customer records. MAISY databases have been licensed by leading solar and distributed energy companies including Geostellar , Sun Edison, Sungevity, Sharp, Toyota, Ingersol Rand, United Technologies, Bloom Energy and many more. A partial client list is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm


New EnergyApp Integrates Utility Customer Energy Use/Hourly Loads/Energy Spend/ Weather Data for 40,000+ Zip Codes

Combines Critical Information for Solar, CHP, Other DER and Energy Marketing

September 16, 2014 – Orlando, FL – Jackson Associates today announced the availability of a new MAISY EnergyApp that, for the first time, provides a single source of integrated energy use, hourly loads , weather data and energy spend for individual zip code areas. The ZIPEnergyApp integrates the widely-used MAISY Residential and Commercial Energy Use and Hourly Loads Databases with other source data to provide a comprehensive picture of utility customer energy use across the US.

Additional information on the MAISY ZIPEnergyApp is available at http://www.maisy.com.

“This application is the first to provide ZIP-level integrated information on residential and commercial utility customer energy use and hourly loads, utility rates, energy spend and weather in a single information source. The interplay of these elements is critical in determining the economics of many applications including solar and other DER (distributed energy resource) applications,” said Dr. Jerry Jackson, President of Jackson Associates. Diversity in these variables across even small geographic areas can have huge impacts on economic evaluations. The lack of a ZIP-level integrated data source has been a major impediment to DER marketing activities. As these markets evolve, manufacturers and suppliers require more detailed customer information to stay competitive and to develop new products for specific market segments. We developed the new DEREnergyApp in response to these client needs.”

ZIPEnergyApp can also be used in customer demonstrations to illustrate products and services in similar facilities.

In addition to extracting MAISY databases information, ZIPEnergyApp includes historical NOAA weather data, TMY3 solar data for 1200 locations, MAISY Utility Rates Database data and other information. MAISY Utility Customer Databases have been developed from information on more than 5 million utility customers.

The ZIPEnergyApp is embedded in an Excel Workbook, providing a familiar, intuitive platform to facilitate additional client evaluation and processing. Users can specify values of variables to filter results for market segments (e.g., residential households earning more than $100,000). ZIPEnergyApps are available for metro areas, states, regions and the entire US. Jackson Associates is also available to customize client ZIPEnergyApp workbooks.

ABOUT MAISY DATABASES AND ENERGY APPS

MAISY (Market Analysis and Information System) Utility Customer Databases are the energy industry's most widely-used, authoritative source of utility customer energy use information available. Databases include energy use, hourly loads, building, equipment, operating, occupant and other energy-related information for individual commercial and residential utility customer records including 8,760 hourly loads for individual end uses.

MAISY database information has been used by investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, retail electric providers, energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, research and government organizations and other organizations interested in utility customer energy use. MAISY data have also been used to support US Department of Energy appliance and equipment efficiency standards development. MAISY clients reflect a Who’s Who of the energy industry. A partial list of clients is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm

MAISY data and analysis have been applied in solar, distributed generation, cool storage, combined heat and power, various technology product development, market analysis, target marketing, profitability scoring, market segmentation, utility cost of service, agent based modeling, short and long-term forecasting, integrated resource planning, smart grid applications including AMI/smart meters, distribution automation, CVR and Volt/VAR optimization, demand response, pricing program analysis and many more. MAISY data support some of the largest retail electricity providers in Texas and other competitive energy markets. Example applications are described in more detail at http://www.maisy.com/anal.htm

MAISY EnergyApps are Excel workbook-based, intuitive software front-ends that extract and process MAISY and other data to meet specific client needs.


New Utility Customer Hourly Load Marketing Databases Release Includes New SIC/NAICS Detail, Greater Establishment Coverage and Household Income

July 22, 2014 – Orlando, FL – Jackson Associates today announced three major extensions to its widely-used MAISY® Residential and Commercial Utility Customer Marketing Databases.

Database extensions which, will be available August 15, include:

- 1. Detailed SIC/NAICS codes for each commercial utility customer record, providing business-specific insights well beyond the current 20 business/building-types.

- 2. A switch to commercial establishment records as opposed to the current building records.

- 3. Incorporation of household income in Residential Customer Databases

MAISY Utility Customer Databases are the leading source of utility customer energy use information used by utilities, retail energy providers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, demand response and energy efficiency firms, policy organizations and other energy-related organizations. MAISY customer record-level 8760 hourly loads make them especially valuable for addressing peak period demand issues.

“Each of these database extensions will represent a substantial increase in value to our clients,” said Dr. Jerry Jackson, President of Jackson Associates.

“The SIC/NAICS business code extension will support analysis of hundreds of new business-based segments. For example, market potential, profitability, target identification, load characteristics, deposit calculations and other critical information can now be developed individually for banks, real estate firms, insurance firms and many more subsectors within the traditional office category used in prior database versions. SIC/NAICS codes also provide a direct mapping to customer list contact information. “

The switch to establishment records from building records will better identify small and medium sized utility customers who are housed in multi-establishment buildings. The addition of household income to residential databases provides vital new information that can be used to more effectively segment and analyze residential utility customers.”

Additional information on the MAISY Databases is available at http://www.maisy.com

ABOUT MAISY DATABASES

MAISY® (Market Analysis and Information System) Utility Customer Databases are the energy industry's most widely-used, authoritative source of utility customer energy use information available. Databases include energy use, hourly loads, building, equipment, operating, occupant and other energy-related information for individual commercial and residential utility customer records including day-type (peak day, week day and weekend day for each of 12 months) and 8,760 hourly loads for individual end uses.

MAISY database information has been used by investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, retail electric providers, energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, research and government organizations and other organizations interested in utility customer energy use. MAISY data have also been used to support US Department of Energy appliance and equipment efficiency standards development. MAISY clients reflect a Who’s Who of the energy industry. A partial list of clients is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm

MAISY data and analysis have been applied in solar, distributed generation, cool storage, combined heat and power, various technology product development, market analysis, target marketing, profitability scoring, market segmentation, utility cost of service, agent based modeling, short and long-term forecasting, integrated resource planning, smart grid applications including AMI/smart meters, distribution automation, CVR and Volt/VAR optimization, demand response, pricing program analysis and many more. Example applications are described in more detail at http://www.maisy.com/anal.htm .

ABOUT JACKSON ASSOCIATES

JA developed the first edition of the MAISY (Market Analysis and Information System) Utility Customer Databases in 1995. MAISY databases continue to be refreshed and expanded in information scope and geographic detail with each new edition.

JA also provides consulting services, primarily focused on applications and analysis of the MAISY utility customer data. A partial list of clients is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm


New 2014 Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Load Databases Support Solar, Energy Efficiency, Demand Response and Smart Grid Applications

February 12, 2014 – Orlando, FL – Jackson Associates today announced the availability of 2014 MAISY® Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Load Databases. MAISY® Databases are the energy industry's most widely-used, authoritative, up-to-date source of utility customer energy use and 8,760 hourly load data. 2014 databases include updated utility customer energy use data and an extended user interface compared to the 2012 databases.

Additional information on the MAISY Databases is available at http://www.maisy.com

In addition to providing energy use and 8,760 hourly loads for states, provinces and utility service areas, 2014 databases include a new user interface with extended analysis capabilities and access to individual utility customer records.

2014 databases have been developed from information on more than 5 million utility customers and provide energy use and 8760 hourly load data at various levels of aggregation from state and utility totals, to user-defined segments to individual utility customer records.

“We included new user interface analysis and access capabilities in the 2014 databases in response to client requests in recent solar, smart grid and market analysis applications,” said Dr. Jerry Jackson, president of Jackson Associates. “Our clients’ information needs have become more granular and specific in the last several years as organizations focus more on individual market segments. The Databases also include several new data items. For example, we expanded residential customer detail in the 2014 databases to include household income for each record in all states and utility service areas because that variable proved to be one of the most important segmentation variables for some of our custom client market analysis.“

ABOUT MAISY DATABASES

MAISY® (Market Analysis and Information System) Utility Customer Databases are the energy industry's most widely-used, authoritative source of utility customer energy use information available. Databases include energy use, hourly loads, building, equipment, operating, occupant and other energy-related information for individual commercial and residential utility customer records including day-type (peak day, week day and weekend day for each of 12 months) and 8,760 hourly loads for individual end uses.

MAISY database information has been used by investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and municipal utilities, retail electric providers, energy service companies, equipment manufacturers, research and government organizations and other organizations interested in utility customer energy use. MAISY data have also been used to support US Department of Energy appliance and equipment efficiency standards development. MAISY clients reflect a Who’s Who of the energy industry. A partial list of clients is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm

MAISY data and analysis have been applied in solar, distributed generation, cool storage, combined heat and power, various technology product development, market analysis, target marketing, profitability scoring, market segmentation, utility cost of service, agent based modeling, short and long-term forecasting, integrated resource planning, smart grid applications including AMI/smart meters, distribution automation, CVR and Volt/VAR optimization, demand response, pricing program analysis and many more. Example applications are described in more detail at http://www.maisy.com/anal.htm .

ABOUT JACKSON ASSOCIATES

Jackson Associates (JA) has been serving the energy industry since 1982. JA products and services include CEDMS and REDMS end-use forecasting models that have been widely used in utility forecasting and integrated resource planning throughout the US. JA end-use models formed the basis for the current Department of Energy NEMS commercial model, the California Energy Commission commercial model and end-use models applied in a variety of other state agencies and electric utilities.

JA developed the first edition of the MAISY (Market Analysis and Information System) Utility Customer Databases in 1995. MAISY databases continue to be refreshed and expanded in information scope and geographic detail with each new edition.

JA also provides consulting services, primarily focused on applications and analysis of the MAISY utility customer data. A partial list of clients is available at http://www.maisy.com/clients.htm