Electric Vehicles to Power the Grid

Southern California Edison (SCE) is joining other utilities by introducing the opportunity for electric vehicles (EVs) to participate in demand response (DR). Just as a refresher, demand response is the…

4 Ways Every Business Can Reduce Energy

We receive loads of inquiries asking how businesses can reduce energy without disrupting productivity.  For some organizations, it’s the million-dollar question.  Executives want to conserve energy to lower utility expenses,…

5 Things to Know Before a Demand Response Event

Deep within the suffering (and snow) of another Buffalo, NY winter, one cannot possibly be blamed for yearning for the warmth of the upcoming summer.  The chance to settle into…

Your BMW is the Answer to Grid Instability

Electric vehicles are being introduced with all the bells and whistles: impeccable safety features, back-up cameras, autopilot, and of course, remarkable efficiency.  But there is one additional feature that will…

Objections to Demand Response are Ludicrous

Demand response is making national news thanks to some disconcerted utilities and a New Mexico senator. Utilities, including FirstEnergy and several New England generators, are petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory…

ComEd to Begin Residential Demand Response in 2015

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) is officially enrolling customers in its residential demand response program.  By volunteering to reduce electricity consumption during specified peak hours, ComEd customers will earn a $1 bill…