Archive for November 5, 2010

Smart energy demand: The smart grid is about people, too!

You’ve heard of smart meters and the smart grid — but can the demand for energy also be considered “smart?”

I think so. Working with industry colleagues in Europe, I coined the phrase smart energy demand to describe how energy users interact with the smart grid. Why? Because the energy industry tends to navel-gaze and view the world through the lens of power generation and delivery side. It’s time to look through consumers’ eyes and understand their perspective on energy.

This concept goes beyond (and means much more than) the combined impact of energy efficiency and demand response. After all, smart energy demand is what really delivers the majority of benefits from smart meters and the smart grid…

Full story: Smart energy demand: How people fit into the smart grid

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November 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm

US elections and the smart grid: What’s next?

On Nov. 2 US voters changed the balance of power in Washington, D.C. and in the states.  The House of Representatives has switched to Republican control, and the number of state governorships and legislatures controlled by Republicans increased.  The Democrats retained the Senate.  What does this mean for energy legislation?

At the national level, significant climate legislation is off the table, even in the lame duck session to begin later this month.

For other energy legislation, however, prospects remain bright — perhaps benefiting from Congress not having to deal with a climate bill…

Full story: What the U.S. Election Means for the Smart Grid

November 5, 2010 at 7:51 pm


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