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Supermarkets Can Obtain New Revenue with Utility Demand Response Programs

Demand Response and Smart-grid Technologies in Supermarkets ACHR News, March 13, 2017 Supermarkets typically operate with razor-thin margins, which means fresh ideas that improve profits, such as participating in utility demand response or peak-shaving programs or selling thermal energy to local district heating and cooling grids to produce a revenue stream, are always welcome. Today,

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Demand Response Policies Should Support Participation

Con Edison: Demand Response Should Be Reformed to Revive Multiple Customer and Grid Benefits Greentech Media, August 23, 2016 Demand response technologies are evolving. Grid operators at the local and wholesale levels are using these technologies to improve grid management, add more flexibility, and improve reliability to meet customer needs in cost effective ways. Regulators

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Renewables and the Grid: What Happens Beyond 40%?

German electricity transmission CEO: ‘80% renewables is no problem’ Euractiv, June 8, 2016 When it comes to Germany’s switch to renewables, the speed at which it is happening is often said to be too fast. Is that right? We see ourselves as the Energiewende‘s guinea pigs. Our network in the north-east covers about a third

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Is Energy Efficiency China’s Best Bet to Combat Air Pollution?

Can Energy Efficiency Help Chinese Cities Beat Air Pollution Environmental Leader, February 17, 2016. Image credit: Peggy_Marco It has been a decade since China’s leaders made improving energy efficiency a top priority. In the 11th Five-Year Plan they set ambitious national targets for lowering the energy intensity – the measure of energy efficiency of the country’s

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Demand Response

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, February 4, 2016. Image credit: Mark Fischer On January 25, 2016, The Supreme Court ruled in favor of an appeal by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to uphold FERC Order 745, which requires wholesale market operators to pay the same price for demand reduction as for electricity supply during periods of

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FERC Order 745 and the Future of Demand Response

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, December 17, 2015. Image credit: Sweetaholic The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 745, which was passed in 2012, required utility operators to pay the same amount for demand reduction as for generational capacity. This permitted demand response to be sold on wholesale markets. On May 23, 2014, the US court of

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Facility Scale Energy Storage

Case Studies, Energy Management, and Energy Storage Technology Jesse Remillard, ERS, presented at Northeastern University Energy Conference on October 30, 2015 Image credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Demand response programs across the country have many large facilities considering the deployment of energy storage technologies. Technologies developed for facility- and campus-scale energy storage show promise for managing

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