Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan. By the end of 2017-- two years earlier than scheduled originally-- 1.8 million electric meters will be updated along with 600,000 natural gas meters for customers who also have Consumers Energy electric service.
With the development of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart, two-way communicating thermostats, the technological and market limitations to demand response are being overcome.
In an effort to inform the New York State Public Service Commission's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding, the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), in partnership with member organizations, has conducted a comprehensive survey of New York residential utility customers' electricity awareness and engagement.
As electricity markets increasingly recognize the need for demand response programs to manage scheduled or emergency downtime for power plants, as well as a way to mitigate higher wholesale prices and lower overall grid costs, Transparency Market Research (TMR) reports that North America led the global smart demand response capacity market in 2013.
In response to the large number of requests for more time, we are pleased to announce that we have extended the entry period for the Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition by one week. Applications will now be accepted through midnight, ET this Friday, August 29.
The wholesale electric energy and capacity markets of the 13 states and the District of Columbia managed by PJM Interconnection produced competitive results during the first six months of 2014, according to the 2014 State of the Market Report for PJM by Monitoring Analytics, LLC, the Independent Market Monitor for PJM.
Con Edison has demonstrated that a more comprehensive set of tools are created for grid planners and operators when solutions like demand response and end-use efficiency are integrated with automated controls for voltage and reactive power management. These efforts are part of a broader Con Edison strategy to apply smart grid technologies on both the utility and customer sides of the meter to save energy and improve the reliability, efficiency, and affordability of electricity.
A new settlement agreement filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will open the door for demand response in California and accelerate the state's transition to a clean energy economy. The settlement recognizes the increased value of demand response, supports a cost-effective transition toward more renewable energy and acknowledges that existing market and regulatory mechanisms fail to monetize all benefits load modifying demand response provides to consumers-- such as deferring distribution investments and reducing the need for flexible capacity.
The OpenADR Alliance and the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) have formed a public private partnership to accelerate the development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector. The two organizations will work together to facilitate the adoption of Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) in India, helping utilities in the country better maintain grid reliability, while also providing customers with demand response-enabled products delivering enhanced energy efficiency.
Although OpenADR is often thought of as a California technology, it is backed a number of utilities, including American Electric Power, Austin Energy, CPS Energy, Duke Energy, EDF, Hawaii Electric Company, NV Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Southern California Edison, Tokyo Electric Power Company, and many more.