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.”

How Utilities Can Communicate the Benefits of AMI to Customers

How Utilities Can Communicate the Benefits of AMI to Customers

Smart meters enable demand-response and time-of-use pricing schedules, as well as improved distribution system performance. Proponents say they promote increased efficiency, but skeptics raise concerns about privacy, health, and cost. Some customers choose to pay a premium to opt out of updates, preferring their traditional analog meters.

Shannon Reusable Insulation Saves $1M for George Mason University

Shannon Reusable Insulation Saves $1M for George Mason University

Shannon Enterprises of W.N.Y. Inc., the world-leading designer and maker of reusable thermal and acoustic insulation, has helped George Mason University save more than $1 million since 2009 with an insulation solution for the university’s heating and cooling system. The university’s energy manager calculated the milestone based on annual energy

Guest Commentary: Doing the Math

Guest Commentary: Doing the Math

For buildings that experience high energy consumption, Ice Thermal Energy Storage is a complimentary chiller add-on that is proven to reduce operating costs by creating and storing cooling the night before. This ice add-on, along with new battery technology, dramatically reduces peak demand and the strain on the grid. However,

Value Stacking

Value Stacking

Improving return on investment by reducing the payback period, increasing efficiency, and lowering costs are common business goals. One method of enhancing the economics of distributed energy resources technology investments involves bundling grid applications to stack up multiple value streams.

Editor’s Comments: Multi-Talented Technologies

Editor’s Comments: Multi-Talented Technologies

In the late 1880s, the Swiss Army purchased a new style of folding pocket knife for its soldiers. It was equipped with a tool able to open food rations in the field and disassemble the standard-issue Swiss rifle, the Schmidt-Rubin, which required a screwdriver.

How Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Create Big Savings

How Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Create Big Savings

For more than 25 years, retailer JCPenney has relied on ice-based energy storage from CALMAC to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. In 2015 alone, the retailer’s headquarters in Plano, TX, reduced its annual energy bill by more than $100,000.

Tapping Tanks for Energy Storage

Tapping Tanks for Energy Storage

For more than 25 years, retailer JCPenney has relied on ice-based energy storage from CALMAC to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. In 2015 alone, the retailer’s headquarters in Plano, TX, reduced its annual energy bill by more than $100,000.

4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum

The 4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum, October 11-12, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA brings together stakeholders from across the DR / DER industry and internationally to examine the latest technology advances, case studies, and business strategies for optimizing demand response, energy efficiency, DER integration and

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