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

November 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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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