Environmental Defense Fund blogged today about the importance of demand response in reducing blackout scares on the electric grid in Texas. The argument, supported by AEMA, is that demand response can reduce cost and risk to the grid and benefit consumers. Read entire post here.
Smart Grid News this week featured a post by Converge CEO Blake Young describing the five best practices for engaging consumers in residential demand response. Young stresses demographic analysis, communications channels, consumer education, participation choice, and utility partnerships as vital to a strong demand response program. Read full post here.
Comverge CEO Blake Young talks with Utility Dive about the benefits of demand response beyond times of emergency during peak winter and summer days. Young asserts that demand response can provide grid reliability and capacity management resources to the system as well, functioning as a virtual power plant. Read full article here.
Two analysts from Navigant make a case in Fierce Energy for using automated demand response (ADR) to connect demand response with energy efficiency for the greatest value to building owners and managers. Read full article here.
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 […]