Demand Response

FirstEnergy’s PA Utilities Offer DR to Businesses; Entergy Arkansas Extends Consumer Program

Cheryl Kaften

FirstEnergy announced on January 16 that three of its regulated utilities in Pennsylvania – Met-Ed, Penn Power and West Penn Power – have kicked off a demand response program for their commercial and industrial customers that offers them financial incentives to curtail their energy use, upon request, during peak hours.

A Smart Grid is Only as Smart as the Information it Gathers and Distributes

Ken Silverstein

A smart grid can’t be smart unless the data it works with is relevant, timely and accurate.

Smart Tech Takes Over, Bolstered By Record Investment

Sara Gutterman

Smart, clean technologies have taken the market by storm, promising to change our built environment and grid infrastructure forever. Commanding over $430 million in venture capital in just the second quarter of 2016 alone, it has already been a banner year for these enabling technologies.

How Will Power Be Used Tomorrow and What Can Your Company Do About it?

Staff Writer

The energy world is changing at an unprecedented pace. The way large organizations acquire, manage and use energy is dramatically different today than it was ten years ago. And ten years from now, it will likely be different still, as technological, regulatory policy and business model innovations continue to yield new opportunities for energy management.   …Continue Reading

Demand Response Market Continues to Evolve as Summer 2016 Season Begins

Brett Feldman

Thus far, June has been a much less newsworthy month than May for the demand-side management (DSM) industry. But, it does represent the traditional start of the summer demand response (DR) season, so we will see if it becomes a busy DR season or a light one like the last few years.

The London Underground Goes with EnerNOC

Carl Weinschenk

The London underground will use EnerNOCs demand response technology, according to the company.

Demand Response Company Enernoc Says the C-Suite Needs to Get More Involved in Energy Decisions

Ken Silverstein

Ever the entrepreneur, Tim Healy of Boston-based Enernoc has joined forces with PwC to convince the corporate suite that energy management is a financial issue that deserves high-level thinking — not something to be relegated to the technical folks a few floors down. Enernoc is a demand response company. In the past, the company has   …Continue Reading

Supreme Court Overturns DC Circuit, OKs FERC Order 745

Carl Weinschenk

Overlapping constituencies – including industrial and commercial energy buyers, aggregated groups of consumers and the advanced energy distribution ecosystem — scored a big win yesterday as the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had acted within its powers in setting the rules for demand response programs. The court also approved the specific   …Continue Reading

10 Things Companies Should Know about the Changing Electric Grid

Liz Delaney

How the Low-Carbon Electricity Revolution Affects the Grid’s Biggest Customers The electricity grid of the United States is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Coal-fired and nuclear power plants are closing their doors, renewable energy from wind and solar energy is gaining market share and natural gas has become the dominant source of grid electricity in many   …Continue Reading

Data Center Energy Demand: Is the Grid Overmatched?

Carl Weinschenk

A report from Northbridge Energy Partners examines the increasing demands of data centers and the limitations of power grids. The report, which was written by Peter Kelly-Detwiler, says that demand is growing both in terms of storage and processing. This has led to more super computer data center and high performance computers. Indeed, the amount   …Continue Reading