Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage

Webinar: Thermal Storage for Active Demand Reduction

26 May , 2020  

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Our second webinar in the series wil explore two thermal storage solutions that were deployed in Massachusetts (one HVAC-based and one refrigeration-based).

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Energy Storage Portal, Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Maximizing Energy Storage Value: Bill Savings and Demand Response Participation

17 Sep , 2018  

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This article was written for NYSERDA’s Energy Storage Program to help building operators and owners understand the value of energy storage and to provide technical assistance to implement these projects in New York.  For more information visit the NYSERDA Energy Storage Portal. Kerry Burke, ERS for Zondits, September 17, 2018 With the recent release of the […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

BQDM Program Extended Beyond 2018

14 Jul , 2017  

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New York PSC extends Con Edison BQDM program The New York PSC yesterday extended and expanded Consolidated Edison’s Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program. The program saved ratepayers millions of dollars by cutting future energy demands while delaying or even eliminating the need for new infrastructure in the future. “BQDM is one of the best […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

Supermarkets Can Obtain New Revenue with Utility Demand Response Programs

27 Mar , 2017  

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Demand Response and Smart-grid Technologies in Supermarkets ACHR News, March 13, 2017 Supermarkets typically operate with razor-thin margins, which means fresh ideas that improve profits, such as participating in utility demand response or peak-shaving programs or selling thermal energy to local district heating and cooling grids to produce a revenue stream, are always welcome. Today, […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Demand Response Policies Should Support Participation

23 Aug , 2016  

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Con Edison: Demand Response Should Be Reformed to Revive Multiple Customer and Grid Benefits Greentech Media, August 23, 2016 Demand response technologies are evolving. Grid operators at the local and wholesale levels are using these technologies to improve grid management, add more flexibility, and improve reliability to meet customer needs in cost effective ways. Regulators […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Renewables and the Grid: What Happens Beyond 40%?

13 Jun , 2016  


German electricity transmission CEO: ‘80% renewables is no problem’ Euractiv, June 8, 2016 When it comes to Germany’s switch to renewables, the speed at which it is happening is often said to be too fast. Is that right? We see ourselves as the Energiewende‘s guinea pigs. Our network in the north-east covers about a third […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Is Energy Efficiency China’s Best Bet to Combat Air Pollution?

17 Feb , 2016  

Can Energy Efficiency Help Chinese Cities Beat Air Pollution Environmental Leader, February 17, 2016. Image credit: Peggy_Marco It has been a decade since China’s leaders made improving energy efficiency a top priority. In the 11th Five-Year Plan they set ambitious national targets for lowering the energy intensity – the measure of energy efficiency of the country’s […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Demand Response

5 Feb , 2016  

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Jesse Remillard for Zondits, February 4, 2016. Image credit: Mark Fischer On January 25, 2016, The Supreme Court ruled in favor of an appeal by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to uphold FERC Order 745, which requires wholesale market operators to pay the same price for demand reduction as for electricity supply during periods of […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Will Smart Meters Transform the Way Utilities Deliver and Customers Use Energy?

16 Sep , 2015  

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, September 16, 2015. Image credit: www.girlygeekdom.com The deployment of advanced metering interfaces (AMI) equipment is dramatically increasing and has the potential to change not only the way utilities deliver energy and consumers use energy, but also the way energy efficiency evaluators analyze data. The increase of AMI system installations has increased the […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Why Utilities Intend to Make TOU Rates the Customer Standard

22 Jun , 2015  

New DOE report outlines how utilities can best manage & market time-of-use rates Utility Dive, June 17, 2015. Image credit: Unsplash The 10 participating utilities studied different types of rate treatments, the use of in-home displays and programmable thermostats, and the differences between opt-in and opt-out recruitment strategies. The study found that for critical-peak, event-driven demand […]

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