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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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Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach - SEO Specialist, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
On: May 27, 2014
Always thought to be the more controversial side of demand response (DR) and energy management plans, the idea of utilities and energy companies employing residential demand response programs in the near future is gaining traction. Though there is a small segment of the energy industry that sees this as a  more...
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Posted By: Kenneth Wacks, Ph.D. - Chair, Home-to-Grid Domain Expert Working Group
On: February 25, 2014
Introduction The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel's (SGIP) Home-to-Grid Domain Expert Working Group (H2G DEWG) has developed a white paper entitled Broadcast-based H2G Communication Solutions. The H2G DEWG chair, Ken Wacks, explained that the development of this paper was motivated by a request from regulators and appliance makers for a simple  more...
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Posted By: Paul Batistelli
On: December 24, 2013
The United States is facing some serious issues with its electricity grid. The infrastructure was established more than a century ago, before the Internet or cellphones or a lot of renewable energy generation. It simply wasn’t equipped to handle today's electricity load. Though the entire infrastructure represents a way of  more...
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Posted By: Satish Balantrapu - Senior Consultant, Energy, Communications and Services division, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
On: October 28, 2013
The daily operations of an electric utility like fuel resource planning and taking strategic decisions in balancing the supply and demand of electricity are influenced by load forecasts. When the electricity market has undergone a revolution, load forecasts have gained lot of significance spreading across other business departments like energy  more...
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Posted By: Ajit Tawde - Senior Managing Consultant in Global Business Services, IBM India
On: August 28, 2013
Energy traded like a commodity, and not just on power exchanges by large consumers & producers in megawatts, but by citizens in kilo watts scale. Sounds futuristic? As of today, yes. But all the necessary technology exists and is matured for mass deployment. It is a matter of assembling the  more...
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Posted By: Rafael Herzberg - Partner, Interact Ltd., Energy Consulting
On: August 5, 2013
The demand response (DR) classical definition is changes in electric usage by end-use customers from their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of electricity over time, or to incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity use at times of high wholesale market prices or when system  more...
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
On: June 17, 2013
So you have decided to enroll your facility in a demand response program.  You understand that your organization will be protecting the electric grid from blackouts and brownouts during times of high demand, and you are aware of the revenue your organization will earn from this program.  The only thing  more...

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