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My Summer Adventures in Demand Response

September 17, 2013 by Veronique Bugnion

Demand Response and Summer Heat

What happens to your normally cool household when you get paid $1.25/kwh to provide real-time demand response, and it's 97 sweltering degrees outside? Read on to find out about my adventures in demand response over the summer.[read more]

Coal Country Replacing Coal With Demand Response and Energy Efficiency

September 11, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Ohio Demand Response

Northern Ohio is coal country. These days, that’s a problem. The lack of coal capacity in coming years drove up prices in PJM’s capacity auction in 2012, so PJM responded with a solution: transmission. One year later, the regional clearing price was back in line.[read more]

NRG Energy Makes Moves Into Demand Response

August 25, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

NRG Energy acquired Energy Curtailment Specialists to make a play in the demand response market, particularly in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. ECS was one of the largest private demand response players out there, with 2,000 megawatts under its control.[read more]


Irreversible Trends Spur Consumer Energy Independence: Part 1

August 5, 2013 by Steven Collier

A DC subsystem, or “nanogrid,” in a home or business might power essential loads, particularly electronic devices that enable our interactions with the world around us and that account for an increasing proportion of our electric energy consumption.[read more]

Japan's Appetite for Demand Response Awakens

August 2, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Comverge has made its largest splash in Asia to date with a new regional research and development operation in Japan, and Japan’s utilities have turned their attention to demand-side management as the industry continues to contend with the consequences of Fukushima.[read more]

FERC Settlements Illustrate Attempts to 'Game' Demand Response Programs

July 26, 2013 by Jim Pierobon

FERC Settlements

Two settlements at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) made public this year involving large civil penalties illustrate how the market for demand response (DR) services could be ‘gamed’ by artificially inflating normal levels of power consumption.[read more]

Is Residential Demand Response Hot? Or Is It Just Hot Outside?

July 18, 2013 by Veronique Bugnion

Heat Waves

It’s summer, and it’s hot! Whilst we’re sitting in air-conditioned office buildings all day, how about getting paid for that time we are not home? That's residential demand response, which is becoming increasingly popular and sophisticated.[read more]

Will Demand Response, Distributed Energy Bring End of Traditional Utility Business Model?

July 10, 2013 by Jim Pierobon

Disruptive Forces

How long tradition-bound utilities can rely on the status quo probably has several years to run. The growing popularity and affordability of rooftop solar systems is beginning to have an impact.[read more]

Demand Side Response: Revolution in British Energy Policy

July 1, 2013 by David Thorpe

Britain Demand Response

It's highly significant that demand side response is to be included in auctions for the future British electricity capacity market, because it marks a move away from the principle of satisfying peak demand at any price.[read more]

Microsoft: 'Computational Demand Response' Could Lower Data Center Emissions 99 Percent

June 28, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

Data Center Emissions

Microsoft has just published a new paper outlining two algorithms that could help data center operators predict the cheapest and cleanest times on the grid for intensive computation.[read more]

Getting the Smart Grid Started

June 18, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

How can vendors overcome inertia? The way workforce management vendors succeeded was through persistent education of prospective buyers that identified an array of benefits that covered tangible bottom line impacts.[read more]

New Thermostat for Auto Demand Response

June 17, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

Despite having technology in 150 million homes, Honeywell is often left out of the conversation about next-generation residential energy management offerings.[read more]

5 Tips to Prepare For a Demand Response Event

June 13, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Demand Response

Summer represents the time of year when the potential for strain on the electric grid is a constant concern. Brownouts, blackouts and voltage fluctuations can cost manufacturers thousands of dollars.[read more]

Plug-and-Play Grid Energy Storage Thanks to 1Energy’s Software

May 24, 2013 by Jeff St. John

energy storage

A host of startups are working on software to optimize on-site energy storage systems to avoid peak demand charges, meet demand response calls, or keep the lights on during emergencies.[read more]

Making Sense of the Demand Response Market

April 8, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

demand response confusion

The problem, of course, is there is no one market. Demand response and ancillary services come in various flavors based on region.[read more]