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Seven Organizations Join Demand Response Group

Karen Henry

Baltimore Gas & Electric, CPower, Tetra Tech, General Microgrids, Innovari, OhmConnect, and DVI have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), the national demand response (DR) and smart grid organization. ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that focuses on development and exchange of information among policymakers, utilities, technology companies and   …Continue Reading

Advanced Energy Management Alliance Wants Supreme Court to Reverse Demand Response Decision

Linda Hardesty

Several Advanced Energy Management Alliance (AEMA) members have joined the chorus of groups asking the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that jeopardizes the way demand response works in the United States. The case involves Order 745 issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Under Order 745, compensation in the   …Continue Reading

Pilot Program Test Drives Workplace EV Charging

Karen Henry

Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology for electric vehicles, and its partner EVSE, an electric vehicle charging manufacturer, are supporting a California Public Utility Commission-approved workplace EV charging pilot for Southern California Edison (SCE). SCE deployed 80 Level 2 chargers for a consumer behavior study to test fee-based charging and demand response (DR)   …Continue Reading

NY Demand Response Signup

Josh Kessler

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) updated its list of demand response providers on February 9. With the snow piling up and average temperatures in the 20s, it may seem like an odd time for New Yorkers to think about air conditioning and peak summertime demand, but energy services provider ConEdison Solutions recommends that   …Continue Reading

Siemens Intros Microgrid Management Software

Linda Hardesty

Siemens has introduced Spectrum Power 7 Microgrid Management System (SP7 MGMS). The SCADA-based software allows microgrid operators to dynamically manage and control distributed energy resources through integrated weather and load forecasting. The software allows each microgrid to operate based on its particular goals, whether economic or environmental, and allows utilities to more efficiently integrate distributed   …Continue Reading

REGEN Energy, Ayla Networks Partner for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

REGEN Energy and Ayla Networks entered a strategic partnership to help commercial and industrial customers lower their energy consumption. REGEN Energy’s Swarm Logic is a wireless energy management platform for dynamically controlling devices and electrical loads in commercial and light industrial facilities. Ayla specializes in cloud-based services that allow equipment manufacturers to create and support   …Continue Reading

Peak Demand Response Offered via Energy New England

Linda Hardesty

Energy New England, an energy cooperative of municipal electric utilities operating throughout New England, and Tangent Energy Solutions are offering the Tangent-ENE Peak Management Program that monitors grid and facility conditions to predict ICAP and transmission peak hours, alerts customers to take action, and actively manages their response. The program also configures existing on-site generation   …Continue Reading

Demand Response Policy Roundup

Linda Hardesty

An “Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering” prepared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) highlights developments in retail demand response and time-based pricing activities since the agency’s 2013 report. • California. In a September 2013 Order Instituting Rulemaking, the California Public Utilities Commission launched a proceeding to consider several changes to demand response   …Continue Reading

BMW Taps Old Batteries for Demand Response Trial

Linda Hardesty

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and automaker BMW are teaming up to test the ability of electric vehicle batteries to provide services to the electric grid. PG&E selected BMW after a competitive solicitation to manage a minimum of 100 kilowatts of electric demand on PG&E’s system, much as other large industrial and commercial customers do   …Continue Reading

Burger Franchisee Installs Energy Management at 59 Stores

Linda Hardesty

TOMS King, a northern Illinois-based Burger King franchisee, has deployed GridPoint’s energy management at all 59 TOMS King restaurants throughout Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania after a successful six-site pilot. TOMS King installed asset-level submetering to monitor several pieces of equipment and implemented HVAC and lighting controls. TOMS King also gained access to GridPoint’s cloud-based software   …Continue Reading