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Posted By: Jessica Kennedy - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists
On: January 7, 2015
Demand response is making national news thanks to some disconcerted utilities and a New Mexico senator.   Utilities, including FirstEnergy and several New England generators, are petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to eliminate demand response as a resource in capacity energy markets. Capacity markets involve power generators (or  more...
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Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach - SEO Specialist, NRG Business – Demand Response
On: January 6, 2015
An article on The Energy Collective explores the expectations for what the “next big thing” will be in the energy industry. The piece discusses how not one person in attendance at a recent energy conference could have guessed ten years ago that shale gas would be such a significant aspect  more...
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Posted By: Katia Lundy - Dir. Marketing and Communications, Plymouth Rock Energy
On: October 30, 2014
Imagine getting paid, or otherwise compensated, for not using energy! It's a reality these days, and it's known as demand response. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission defines demand response as "actions voluntarily taken by a consumer to adjust the amount or timing of his energy consumption." More utility companies offer  more...
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Posted By: Dan Garvey - Director, Sales and Marketing, PowerRunner
On: October 17, 2014
The Importance of Forecasting and Demand Planning in Managing a Lean Supply Chain Walmart stocks products made in more than 70 countries and operates more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries around the world with an average of 175,000 different products in each store. The logistics of managing such a  more...
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Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach - SEO Specialist, NRG Business – Demand Response
On: October 1, 2014
I'd venture to say that many, if not most, things in life are not planned and happen beyond our control. Education, relationships, families, and vocation occupy the majority of our lives. Some plans work out, and some don't. That rule applies to me. I started my career as a graphic  more...
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Copywriter, NRG Business
On: September 16, 2014
If you’ve participated in a demand response (DR) event before, you probably have a reduction strategy already in place.  But what if you’re forgetting something?  What if there are more ways to reduce energy and get an ever larger payment?  We’re about to share with you the top 10 reduction  more...
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Posted By: Matt Smith - Senior Director, Demand-Side Management Programs, Silver Spring Networks
On: September 2, 2014
Demand Response (DR) has become a strategic program for many utilities in recent years for several reasons, including cost-effective peak load management and the opportunity to build stronger customer relationships by offering money saving programs. The choice of the network on which to run DR programs plays a major factor  more...
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Posted By: Will Fadrhonc - Manager of Grid Solutions, Stem
On: July 3, 2014
Demand response (DR) is critical for reducing peak demand on the grid and, at the same time, avoiding system emergencies. When delivered via behind-the-meter energy storage, DR can play an even more significant role in improving reliability and reducing system cost. Behind-the-meter battery storage is gaining popularity among commercial and  more...
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Posted By: Howard Ng - VP, Techical Sales, Comverge
On: June 11, 2014
In April, I published the first of a series of articles in which comparing the various communications options for demand response (DR) programs. In this first installment of the series, I shared my perspective on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). Though AMI is an important element of the infrastructure of a  more...
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Posted By: Howard Ng - VP, Techical Sales, Comverge
On: June 3, 2014
In a recent article, I discussed the strengths and weaknesses of a ZigBee-based advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system for demand response (DR). In the second installment of this series, I will be exploring an alternative communication option for DR that offers more benefits and fewer disadvantages: a ZigBee broadband gateway.  more...
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