Tag: demand response program

Demand response provides an opportunity for consumers to play a significant role in the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives. Demand response programs are being used by electric system planners and operators as resource options for balancing supply and demand. Such programs can lower the cost of electricity in wholesale markets, and in turn, lead to lower retail rates.

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

Omniscience and Optimization

Omniscience and Optimization

Energy management is an increasingly important topic across all business types, as buildings are one of their biggest energy consumers and producers. Buildings consume 40% of the energy and produce 21% of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Even more startling, one-third of the energy used in a typical facility is unnecessary,

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Financing Solar and Energy Storage in Schools

Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.

Sunverge Energy To Roll Out Solar Management System

Sunverge Energy To Roll Out Solar Management System

Sunverge Energy said its next generation solar integration system will be available to customers this summer, featuring a cost-effective package with more battery options and more system intelligence than the original SIS.

Sunverge’s SIS is designed to offer an array of grid services, including back-up power mode, self-consumption mode, time-of-use optimization

Demand Response Is Now Big Business – Part 3

Demand Response Is Now Big Business
– Part 3

Kilroy Realty has 15 commercial office buildings under contract with EnerNOC—in the San Francisco Bay area, in the greater Los Angeles area, and in the Ventura area north of Los Angeles.

Sara Neff, vice president of sustainability at Kilroy Realty, says only HVAC equipment is curtailed when a load reduction signal

Demand Response Is Now Big Business

Demand Response Is Now Big Business

This expansion has allowed the parties, including companies offering demand resource products, to create protocols that allow machine-to-machine communication and automate the operation of demand response programs, beginning with the application process as well as the business process downstream. In an interview prepared for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Smart Buildings Meet the Smart Grid

Smart Buildings Meet the Smart Grid

Until the advent of smart grid technology, building automation technologies provided a number of benefits. However, with the advent of smart grid technology by numerous utilities around the country, a lot of building automation technologies can now provide benefits over and above those that were available in a non smart

Smart Build

Smart Build

It’s likely that you’re sitting in a building as you read this, and if it’s not yet a smart building, it’s likely to become one soon, because buildings can’t be dumb when it comes to interacting with the smart grid. Moreover, the cost of electricity from the grid isn’t getting

Power Boosters

Power Boosters

The rapid growth of energy efficiency projects at water utilities is having a profound effect on America’s water industry. Utilities are saving energy and money thanks to better technology, expanded funding methods, and continuing pressure to operate in the most sustainable manner possible. Of course, with many utilities desperate to

Centralized Management, Controlled Savings

Centralized Management, Controlled Savings

Management at United Water New Jersey understands that implementing a robust supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at a water treatment plant can provide more than centralized control of processes that ensures a reliable water supply for customers. United Water operates SCADA systems for water and backup and emergency

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