demand management

Load control

Landis+Gyr launches new multi-relay load control switches in US

Landis+Gyr has announced the addition of four-relay and two-relay load control switches to its North American load management product portfolio. This new generation of switches allows the control of multiple appliances from a single installation to support more effective utility demand response and variable rate programs.
smart grid, Hawaiian Electric

Hawaii to utilise water heaters as part of VPP

Hawaiian Electric Company has signed an agreement to incorporate grid-interactive water heaters (GIWH) into the utility's emerging grid services market as part of a Grid Services Purchase Agreement.
heatwave

Chicago prepares for heatwave

With forecasts for the longest stretch of consecutive days in the upper 90s (32 - 38 degrees C) since 2012, ComEd is preparing for an increase in demand by increasing crew staffing, proactively opening its Emergency Operations Center and readying equipment to respond quickly if power outages occur.
demand-side management

Global demand-side management a $63.6 billion market

The global energy demand-side management market and new business models will generate up to $63.6 billion in spending through 2028 - report
washington state

Honda, AEP explore grid integration of used EV batteries

Honda, alongside Ohio-based electricity utility American Electric Power (AEP) is conducting research to develop a network of used electric vehicle (EV) batteries that could be integrated into the utility’system.
ARENA

ABB opens first carbon-neutral factory in the world

The facility in Germany will run on a solar photovoltaic system backed by a battery storage system, and any surplus power will be fed back into the grid. It also has EV charging points for staff and visitors.

UK utility shows balancing peak demand is all fun and games

Video games could be an answer to grid balancing – and prove highly beneficial to both power networks and households.

Could abandoned mines be a viable means of storing energy?

Utilities may soon have a new, easily adoptable source of energy storage and peak demand balancing capacity.
Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities launches new flexibility management programme

Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) has teamed up with AutoGrid to deploy demand response software.
energy auction

California signs deal for largest solar-plus-storage project

Recurrent Energy LLC has signed two 15-year power purchase agreements with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power

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