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Considerations for Demand Response Programs in the Middle East and Africa

Considerations for Demand Response Programs in the Middle East and Africa

Definition A Demand Response (DR) program is a set of organized activities to induce customers to modify, temporarily, the time pattern of energy use in response to signals from the System Operators (SO). Essentially, the SO aims to shift the peak ...

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Understanding trade allies to improve program success

Understanding trade allies to improve program success

This article is republished from the April 2017 issue of Strategies, AESP’s exclusive magazine for members. To receive Strategies, please consider joining AESP. Utility demand-side management (DSM) programs rely on trade allies to market the be ...

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GUEST BLOG: New business models for new electricity markets

GUEST BLOG: New business models for new electricity markets

The electricity systems are entering a new phase of transition. With the worldwide boom of renewable energy, decentralized and intermittent generation is taking over larger production shares each year. Now, the first effects on electricity markets ar ...

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Who should be responsible for reliability and resilience?

Energy storage and distributed renewables could produce another ‘paradigm shift’ for electricity networks The major changes anticipated in operating, planning, and paying for electricity transmission and distribution networks with high levels ...

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How does more accuracy in end-use load shapes improve impact estimation of energy efficiency and DR programs?

How does more accuracy in end-use load shapes improve impact estimation of energy efficiency and DR programs?

Background of Demand-Side Management and Evaluation in the U.S. The 1970’s saw two events that forever changed the landscape of electricity production in the United States. The Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 ended the era of cheap oil at a time when oil ...

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Next-generation demand response forecasting - increasing the accuracy and speed of your forecasts

Next-generation demand response forecasting - increasing the accuracy and speed of your forecasts

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Does this sound familiar? Your utility has demand response programs that shave peak when deployed, by between 40 and 80 MW total, depending on the day.  Some of this wide variation is due to weather diff ...

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Where are demand response and smart grids headed? Key issues from the National Town Meeting

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The National Town Meeting on Demand Response (DR) and Smart Grid was held May 26-28 in Washington, DC.  As in years past, this event provided a concise snapshot presented over two days of where the DR and s ...

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Floating energy storage for grid and maritime applications

Floating energy storage for grid and maritime applications

The whole “sustainable energy” world is talking about energy storage. There is no doubt that large-size (GWh-scale) energy storage will play a more important role for the powergrid, in terms of, e.g., ancillary service, demand response, and emerg ...

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Engaging seniors: Are utilities doing it (right)?

Engaging seniors: Are utilities doing it (right)?

Utilities invest in smart grid technology to improve overall efficiency and enable innovation. When effectively deployed, new technologies can also improve customer engagement. But, if a technology is not rolled-out effectively, it can create barrier ...

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Using geographic information systems to assess potential of targeted demand side management programs

Using geographic information systems to assess potential of targeted demand side management programs

Predictive analytics using geographic information systems (GIS) is a tool that can identify potential customers for utility demand side management (DSM) programs.  The insights from this class of analytics come from developing statistical relationsh ...

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