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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, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
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 - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
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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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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