The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board of Directors at its March meeting approved a pilot for the upcoming summer that will expand its options to reduce electric use during peak summer conditions when demand is high and power supplies are tight.
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid has announced the addition of five new members. The new members are Duke Energy, EnerNOC, Steffes Corporation, Corporate Systems Engineering, and Silver Spring Networks.
Denver Public Schools has deployed EnerNOC's DemandSMART and EfficiencySMART Insight applications across the school district's 24 facilities (totaling 4.5 million square feet) in greater Denver, Colorado.
PJM Interconnection said it saved $199 million last year -- an amount almost equal to its operating costs -- by increasing efficiency in how generation is scheduled to meet electric demand requirements, particularly, the scheduling of more costly combustion turbines used to meet demand shortfalls.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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