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 […]
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 […]
Amanda Gassé for Zondits, September 16, 2015. Image credit: www.girlygeekdom.com The deployment of advanced metering interfaces (AMI) equipment is dramatically increasing and has the potential to change not only the way utilities deliver energy and consumers use energy, but also the way energy efficiency evaluators analyze data. The increase of AMI system installations has increased the […]
New DOE report outlines how utilities can best manage & market time-of-use rates Utility Dive, June 17, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash The 10 participating utilities studied different types of rate treatments, the use of in-home displays and programmable thermostats, and the differences between opt-in and opt-out recruitment strategies. The study found that for critical-peak, event-driven demand […]
Xcel proposes low-cost, off-peak rates for plug-in cars Star Tribune, January 30, 2015 Plugging in an electric vehicle soon will get significantly cheaper for Minnesota customers of Xcel Energy Inc., the state’s largest power company. The utility asked state regulators Friday to approve a rate for overnight home charging of electric cars at a 43 […]
Demand Response in 2015: Connectivity, new rate structures will fuel innovation Utility Dive, January 14, 2015 Demand response has been around since the 1970s, but this year could be poised for more growth than ever. Fueled by the expansion of high-tech devices, advanced networks and new rate structures, it’s no surprise many industry professionals foresee […]
How Demand Response Will Shape the Future of Energy Intelligent Utility, January 6, 2015 An article on The Energy Collective explores the expectations for what the “next big thing” will be in the energy industry. The piece discusses how not one person in attendance at a recent energy conference could have guessed ten years ago that shale […]
Bryan Hannegan is picturing the home of the future. In his imagination, it’s not in outer space, or shaped like a giant geodesic dome. This home talks to itself, and to what’s around it. “The dishwasher could talk to the electric vehicle in the garage, it could talk to the solar PV system on the roof,” said Hannegan, a scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.