Smart meters are here. So why isn’t dynamic pricing?

In the last few years, utilities across the U.S. have installed millions of smart meters, a move that was expected to usher in new pricing options. But utilities have been slow to adopt dynamic pricing…

A significant improvement in Demand Side Management communications technologies towards smart appliances direct control

Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine…

Outstanding smart thermostat vendors

The market for communicating and smart thermostats has exploded with activity in the last couple of years, evolving through an early technology adoption phase and into a stable and growing market. Recently, partnerships among vendors,…

Why utilities need to change the way consumers think about energy efficiency

Increasing amounts of research indicates utilities have significant potential to help customers reduce their power consumption – but it may require a re-thinking of how “energy efficiency” is talked about.A new study from KSV, a…

Boosting demand response to save on grid upgrades

  With a peak load in excess of 13,000 MW, Consolidated Edison is doing everything it can do manage its demand and avoid construction of additional generation, transmission and distribution assets. In the past year…