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 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

Demand Management

Demand Management

Technology is creating a slow revolution in the utility industry. Demand management and demand response tools are at the forefront of these changes, allowing utility customers to take charge of their electricity usage. And data analytics is at the heart of these tools.

Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Energy Efficiency for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Much has changed in recent years in the water and wastewater industries: evolving environmental regulations, increasing oper­ating costs, technology advancements, and improved opportunities for load management, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Exemplary Efficiencies

Exemplary Efficiencies

Much has changed in recent years in the water and wastewater industries: evolving environmental regulations, increasing oper­ating costs, technology advancements, and improved opportunities for load management, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

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.

Glasses Ready

Glasses Ready

On August 21 areas of North America will experience daytime darkness as the sun is eclipsed by the moon. It’s a highly anticipated solar event, the likes of which North America hasn’t experienced since 1918. In order to learn about how the eclipse will affect the solar power industry, we

Electrons, Engineers, and Economics

Electrons, Engineers, and Economics

In a country increasingly reliant on electrons, today it seems more important than ever to understand the value and complexity of the electric power industry.

Not only does the energy industry form the backbone of our economy—powering businesses, factories, schools, and healthcare—it is the foundation of our communications platforms, as

Reader Profile: Danielle Marquis

Reader Profile: Danielle Marquis

Despite all of the challenges energy efficiency professionals face with program buy-in and the status of government regulations, “At the end of the day, energy efficiency makes good business sense,” says Danielle Marquis. “It helps utilities not have to build a new power plant and have more clean energy generation

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