On the Natural Resources Defense Council staff blog, Switchboard, Samantha Williams touts the success of energy efficiency and demand response in keeping the electric grid operational in times of extreme weather. Read full blog post here.
EnerNOC’s blog, EnergySMART, discusses ways demand response companies use demand response to their competitive advantage. Read blog post here.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed an energy efficiency bill (H.R. 2126) offered by Congressmen McKinley (R-WV) and Welch (D-VT) that includes new efficiency standards for hot water heaters used in demand response programs. Provisions in this bill are also included in the Senate energy efficiency proposal by Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman (R-OH). Read […]
In this interview with Kathleen Wolf Davis of Intelligent Utility, Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy and Sustainability for the U.S. Army, describes the need for technologies and applications–demand response, smart grid, and microgrids, for example–to prepare our armed services for the impact of climate change. Read full article in Intelligent Utility here.
Jesse Berst of Smart Grid News highlights recent projects and developments; partnerships and agreements; and awards and honors in smart grid. AEMA founding member EnerNOC is featured. Read the full story here.
ON World released a new survey of over 1000 consumers in the U.S. that finds 25% would be interested in utilities controlling their energy use in some fashion, with over half of those interested in thermostats and about a quarter in energy management systems. The survey found that 29% of willing demand response respondents with household […]
Opower’s Richard Caperton lays out the case for demand response and the potential market opportunity in Texas. Read the blog post here.
Charles County Public Schools received nearly $290,000 in incentives from Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s (SMECO) Demand Response Program, coordinated through a contract with AEMA founding member Comverge. Read more here.
EnerNOC, a founding member of AEMA, announced this week the purchase of two companies–Entelios of Germany and Activation Energy, of Dublin, demand response companies that will expand EnerNOC’s offerings in Europe and the UK.
Greentech Media looks at the potential for distributed energy to provide 30% of our nation’s power supply by 2020. Read that article here.