Demand Response Programs Progress Beyond Emergencies

Demand Response Programs Progress Beyond Emergencies

Demand response programs in the United States are growing more sophisticated and customer-friendly, according to the 2017 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Navigant Research. The report, which was published this week, analyzes 2016 annual data for demand … Read more…

Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Left Out of Demand-Side Management Programs

Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Left Out of Demand-Side Management Programs

Even though they usually make up a large percentage of a utility’s customer base, small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are significantly underrepresented in demand-side management program participation, according to a recent Navigant Research analysis. Brett Feldman, principal research analyst at Navigant Research, wrote in Forbes … Read more…

New Case Study Zeroes in on Target’s Demand Response Programs

New Case Study Zeroes in on Target’s Demand Response Programs

A new case study in Supply Chain Dive takes a closer look at Target Corporation’s successful demand response approach. Since piloting a program in California in 2006, the company has extended demand response to 815 locations nationwide, which covers nearly half of its stores, the … Read more…

Total Eclipse to Challenge a US Grid Increasingly Reliant on Solar Power

Total Eclipse to Challenge a US Grid Increasingly Reliant on Solar Power

On August 21, the first total solar eclipse to darken U.S. skies since 1979 will force utilities from Oregon through South Carolina to rely on contingency plans for an electric grid increasingly powered by the sun, according to a report this week by the Financial Times.

University of Hawaii Evaluates Energy Storage and Demand-Response in Demo Project with HECO

University of Hawaii Evaluates Energy Storage and Demand-Response in Demo Project with HECO

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine, adjacent facilities in Honolulu, have joined with Hawaiian Electric on a demand-response demonstration project that uses battery energy storage to deliver power during periods of peak energy use, according to a March 21 report by Pacific Business News.

PSC Reviews Kentucky Power Energy Efficiency Program, Considers Cutbacks

Recognizing that the escalating cost of demand-side (DS) management programs has “exacerbated an already bleak economic situation” for many Kentucky Power customers,” – and that there is less demand for electricity in the Bluegrass State than there was several years ago – the Kentucky Public Service Commission announced last week that it had opened a review (Case No. 2017-00097) of the programs.

Whisker Labs Receives MIPS Grant to Advance Demand Response

Whisker Labs Receives MIPS Grant to Advance Demand Response

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program has awarded a joint grant to Whisker Labs, a division of Earth Networks, to study the potential economic benefit of shifting customers’ electricity loads through the use of its Connected Savings energy management platform, the recipient announced on February 22.

Report: Demand Reduction Could Save Millions for Businesses, Households on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

Report: Demand Reduction Could Save Millions for Businesses, Households on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

A report released on February 17 by Advanced Energy Economy Institute –a national association of business leaders dedicated to making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable – has established that that a combination of demand reduction strategies could entirely offset a projected 2,000-MW increase in summer peak demand in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from 2017 through 2026 – which would both avoid or defer the need to construct additional power plants, and save up to $1.2 billion for electricity customers.

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