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…

Demand Response Will Double by 2020: Here’s Why

Recent findings from Navigant Research indicate that demand response (DR) is poised to take over the world as a solution to electric grid instability.  Growing integration of intermittent renewable energy...

PJM’s record-breaking peak load

The east coast has been experiencing one of the roughest winters in years.  Utilities have been working overtime to restore power lines, answer questions about increased energy rates, and ensure...

Baseline basics for demand response programs

Once a baseline is determined, participants work with their DR provider to create a reduction action plan that includes their committed capacity, the usage level that a facility has to...

Benefits and costs of residential demand response

Always thought to be the more controversial side of demand response (DR) and energy management plans, the idea of utilities and energy companies employing residential demand response programs in the...