Tag: demand response

According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, demand response (DR) is defined as: “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 reliability is jeopardized.”

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Conext XW+ is an adaptable single-phase and three-phase hybrid inverter with grid-tie functionality and dual AC power inputs. Available solar charge controllers, monitoring, and automated generator control modules enable further adaptability. From a single Conext XW+ unit, to clusters up to 102 kW, the Conext XW+ is a scalable

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.

Energy Management Systems

To exemplify the evolving nature of energy management systems, Greg Turner, vice president for Honeywell Business Solutions, recalls a recent conversation in which a hospital facilities manager spoke of how he’d have to come up with budget figures once a year that would either be accepted or rejected.

“Now I get calls almost

Helping Utilities Involve Consumers in Energy and Capacity Optimization

Helping Utilities Involve Consumers in Energy and Capacity Optimization

Landis+Gyr to Introduce Engage Platform at DistribuTech

Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, will introduce its Engage solution suite at DistribuTech 2017. Engage brings together a wide-range of applications to support consumer involvement in making load management and distributed energy resource decisions.

“Consumers are

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Designed for mission-critical genset, marine, and standby applications, MicroGenius 2 battery charger pack offers advanced charging technology in a small, rugged, and rainproof package. Dynamic Boost, a SENS patented technology, charges batteries perfectly each recharge cycle, dynamically adapting to current system and battery conditions. HELIX, another MicroGenius 2 innovation, substantially extends the life

Integrating CHP with Microgrids

Integrating CHP with Microgrids

While combined heat & power (CHP) may not be appropriate for integration into all microgrids, it definitely does have its place in a lot of them.

CHP systems output heat (or cooling), as well as electricity, primarily as a topping cycle. “The prime mover is typically a reci­procating engine or a turbine,”

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

Microgrids are becoming the transformative technology in today’s energy industry, and are putting many utilities on the defensive. A few utilities want to adopt or coopt the technology, depending on one’s perceptions, creating tensions among utility and industry stakeholders. The latter believe microgrid resources can best be delivered by private

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

The energy storage business is hot these days. It has become the most talked-about trend in the retail energy business in the past three years with large companies offering new products, and startups introducing newly designed energy storage, software, and hardware packages.

The popularity of energy storage is driven by the rapid

The Making of a Marketplace

The Making of a Marketplace

Recently I attended the US Energy Storage Summit sponsored by Greentech Media. During the insightful, two-day conference, I found myself listening in as attendees discussed their strategies for keeping up with the quickly evolving technology, swapping web resources and project case studies in the same way athletes share training methods. “It’s like

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