Identifying Alternative Solutions for Grid Resiliency In this third blog in a series examining the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), we will look at other market solutions to enhance grid resiliency. The NOPR argues electric generation resources with an abundant (specifically 90-day) fuel supply on-site are undervalued in terms of their value to the grid.…Read More
I recently attended DistribuTECH 2016 in Orlando. The attendees, speakers, and show floor were incredible in both sheer size as well as the breadth they covered. I first attended this conference back in 1994 when it was simply called the DA/DSM Conference and easily fit into a few hotel meeting rooms.…Read More
Last week I attended the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid’s (ADS) National Town Meeting in Washington, D.C. The conference is an annual gathering of utilities, regulators, independent system operators and various other stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding demand response (DR) programs at the utility level. The discussions ranged from how electric...Read More
City of Naperville issues a voluntary demand response event – Is this the new utility customer engagement model?
From 3pm to 7pm today (Tuesday, July 22, 2014), the City of Naperville has asked its electric customers to voluntarily reduce their energy consumption. By doing so, the City hopes to reduce the amount they’ll pay their electricity supplier in peak demand charges this month. More details and energy-savings tips are available on the City’s website here.…Read More