US Leads Demand Response, But Not for Long

Currently, almost all commercial and industrial demand response activity is taking place in the United States, says Navigant Research in its report “Demand Response for Commercial & Industrial Markets.” The first formal commercial and industrial DR programs in the United States began after the Enron … Read more…

How a JLL Building Saves Energy, Makes $80K

For 10 weeks this summer, EDF Climate Corps fellow Karan Gupta worked for JLL, a commercial real estate firm, to optimize energy use at one of the company’s largest buildings: 77 West Wacker Dr., a 1-million-square-foot commercial office building in downtown Chicago. At the core of Karan’s work was demand … Read more…

Danish Island Serves as Testbed for Integrating Renewables into Grid

The biggest smart grid project in Europe – the EcoGrid pilot – is being conducted on the Danish island of Bornholm. The project is trying to coordinate the fluctuations in the price of electricity with the volume of renewable energy available at five minute intervals, … Read more…

Kit Does Demand Response for Small Businesses

Universal Devices is offering its Energy Management In a Box – a demand response system configured for the small and medium business market. The system complies with California’s Title 24 building requirements and uses OpenADR. Energy Management In a Box combines Universal Devices’ ISY994 Automation … Read more…

Smart Cities Drive Changes across Energy Sector

The urban population is estimated to expand by 2.4 billion people over the next 35 years, and there is increasing demand to move to cleaner and more efficient energy resources to meet the needs of this quickly changing population. The smart city concept has developed … Read more…

EnTouch Demand Response is OpenADR 2.0 Certified

EnTouch Demand Response is OpenADR 2.0 Certified

EnTouch Controls says its EnTouch360° demand response service is now OpenADR 2.0 certified. According to the OpenADR Alliance, certified systems were first adopted by utilities in California, but now the technology is quickly spreading to other regions through the backing of utilities worldwide, including American … Read more…

Summerhill Snags Demand Response Contract

Enersource, which is Mississauga, Ontario’s local electricity distribution company, has chosen Summerhill to deliver the utility’s peaksaver PLUS program to small business customers. Summerhill’s service offering was chosen to help Enersource launch a revised demand response program. Summerhill partnered with Energate (manufacturer of the Foundation … Read more…

Knowing Demand Response Capability Improves Procurement Strategy

During last winter’s polar vortex in the northeast, the price spike in the real time electricity market had an interesting impact on peoples’ decisions whether to buy energy in the day ahead or the real time market, said Steve Wemple, VP of Regulatory Affairs with … Read more…

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