The volume of electricity needed at any moment in time is at best unpredictable. While electric utility planners do their best to estimate and model load levels in order to provide ample quantities of energy when equipment powers on, the cost of maintaining energy reserves is high. This expense is … Read More
Constellation, based in Baltimore and long known as a seller of electricity, natural gas and other fuels, is owned by Chicago-based Exelon Corp. Constellation’s Distributed Energy Group and has 300 distributed generation projects completed or under development, including 200 MW of behind-the-meter solar projects for commercial customers. A combination of … Read More
February 12, 2016 Aclara has landed a big win to provide Consolidated Edison about 5 million digital electric and gas meters.
The Aclara meters will be supported by Silver Spring Networks’ platform. IBM will provide the IT system integration.
“It’s the biggest project in Con Edison’s 190-year history,” Tom Magee, general manager … Read More
While demand response programs can be traced back to the 1970s, the evolution of IT and data management technology has allowed utilities and independent system operators to greatly expand demand response programs in the last 10 years.
This expansion has allowed the parties, including companies offering demand resource products, to create … Read More
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages 85% of the state’s high-voltage bulk electricity grid and offers three demand response programs: load resources, under-frequency load shed, and emergency response.
Large industrial customers such as petrochemical and air separator companies, pipelines, and oil field services participate in load resources, says Paul … Read More