"demand response" articles

The annual SPEER Summit , a premier energy efficiency conclave for Texas and Oklahoma, will return to Austin on February 7-8 for two full days of industry strategy sessions, plus keynotes, plenary panels, and networking. The 2017 Summit, which will be held at the Westin in Downtown Austin, will cover topics including lighting innovation, industrial efficiency trends, commercial buildings automation, connected homes, and utility regulation and incentives. Hear from industry...
Parks Associates research recently cited in Intelligent Utility shows that 16% of all U.S. broadband households own one or more smart home devices. Many of these smart devices offer energy management capabilities, including demand response. Utilities are now weighing the benefits of incorporating smart devices into utility programs. Tom Kerber , Director of Research for Home Controls & Energy, reports that utilities can use data from smart devices to advance the success of...
 
by Tom Kerber | Feb. 19, 2016
Tags: demand response, energy, industry event, Smart Energy Summit
Amena Ali , Senior VP and General Manager at WeatherBug Home , answers several industry questions about issues that are currently affecting the connected entertainment and smart home markets: What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health? When it comes to engaging consumers in smart home solutions, we need to first consider their...
Paul Wattles , Sr. Analyst, Market Design & Development at Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) , offers insight into the barriers and opportunities currently impacting energy management: What are the major barriers impacting consumer adoption of energy related products and services? Low-cost electricity, the result of low natural gas prices, dilutes the business case for energy management and DR. Also, in the areas of ERCOT open to competitive choice,...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 26, 2015
Tags: demand response, Internet of Things, Smart Energy Summit, smart home
Brad Paine , Director of Product Marketing, Honeywell Environmental & Combustion Controls, at Honeywell, answers several questions about the challenges and opportunities currently affecting the energy management market: What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?  We have terrific opportunities to partner with utilities that requires some sharing of energy data. It is difficult...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 26, 2015
Tags: demand response, Internet of Things, Smart Energy Summit, smart home
Barry Haaser , Managing Director for the OpenADR Alliance and President at Lakeview Group, answers several industry questions about issues that are currently affecting the energy management market: What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? The most challenging issue for the OpenADR Alliance involves development of automated demand response (ADR) programs by utilities based on the...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 22, 2015
Tags: demand response, Smart Energy Summit, smart home, thermostats
Gene Wang , CEO at People Power , responds to the industry question: “ What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market?” An inconvenient truth about the average consumer today is that they are not passionate about inconveniencing themselves in order to save a few dollars. And they are generally not willing to pay money for a lower priority benefit of energy conservation. This was a tremendous...
 
by Emily Shedd | Jan. 22, 2015
Tags: demand response, Smart Energy Summit, smart home, thermostats
Parks Associates home energy management research finds that only 30% of the 160 million meters in the United States have been upgraded to smart meters. This means that a majority of meters have no communications within U.S. broadband households. To complicate the matter further, there are over 10 million load control devices deployed using hundreds of different demand response communication approaches.  No single technology is used by more than 10% of utilities. As...
 
by Kaitlin Hawkins | Apr. 29, 2014
Tags: demand response, smart grid, smart home, smart meter

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