With the theme “Leveraging Innovation to Become an Energy Efficiency Superpower,” government and private sector officials discussed the technologies, policies, and business models the U.S. needs to pursue at the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum, sponsored by Johnson Controls Inc. and the United States Energy Association.
Organization Focuses on Development and Exchange of Information among Policymakers, Utilities, Technology Companies
May 6, 2015
Three more companies have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). They come aboard as ADS gears up for its 12th annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid. The new members are EcoFactor, Tendril, and Cadmus.
Lab Will Test New Products, Validate Grid Solutions, Conduct Research, Train Employees
March 18, 2015
Schneider Electric, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Energy have unveiled the Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory (SESG Lab) at Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) in Toronto. The facility, Canada’s first university-based smart grid laboratory, is now available to partners and collaborators.
EnerNOC’s Platform Streams Real-Time Energy Data into Customers’ Applications
June 17, 2014
EnerNOC Inc. announced that it has received a 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year award from Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com. EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software was recognized as an example of outstanding innovation in smart grid technology.
New Industry Collaboration to Improve Smart Grid System Interoperability
March 6, 2014
The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance have announced a liaison agreement to work together to enable interoperability between Wi-SUN smart utility networks and demand response programs based on the OpenADR specification.
Facility Will House Work on Power Grid, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and More
March 4, 2014
Construction on a new energy research facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus will start this April. Research conducted there will address the smart grid, integration of renewable energy into the grid, reducing energy use in buildings, and more.
More Than 60 Percent of Consumers Are Willing to Pay an Extra $2, $5, or $15 a Month
November 27, 2013
More consumers say they are willing to pay extra to invest in and support alternative energy than to improve reliability, according to the latest edition of an annual Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) telephone survey of 1,001 United States residential electricity consumers nationwide.
Unpredictable Fluctuations in Renewable Energy Create Challenges for Utilities
November 18, 2013
One of the challenges of relying on renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is that changes in weather conditions can lead to sudden drops in the amount of power provided. One way utilities can handle this is by “shedding,” or reducing, some of their electrical load.