Demand Response is considered to be one of the smart grid’s emerging killer applications for utilities, grid operators, and power generators. But, it can do much more than help meet peak load. It can help provide ancillary services such as contingency reserves and regulation and load following.
We are on the verge of a new opportunity to help meet this nation’s power supply needs in the 21st century. With interest in the integration of significant amounts of renewable energy, wide-spread deployment of plug-in electric vehicles, and more efficient use of our existing transmission and generation infrastructure, demand response is poised to complement these initiatives, having a central role in shaping the way the grid is managed and energy consumed.
It can act as an ancillary service that responds just as quickly as an ancillary power plant would, in under a second or within minutes, depending on the type of ancillary service required. These conditions afford practitioners an opportunity to tap into an additional payment stream for their participation ancillary services.
Organized electricity and ancillary services markets are supporting demand response resources for ancillary services, and the set of rules and requirements for participation are unique to each market. This conference will cover the opportunities that exist in the ancillary service markets and identify challenges to market participation for this important resource.
Register now for this exclusive industry conference to learn strategies from top industry leaders and innovators and make sure you don’t miss Active Communications International’s 3rd National Conference on Demand Response & Ancillary Services this November 8th – 10th, 2014.
Power industry personnel who need a better understanding of ancillary services. Portfolio managers and traders responsible for formulating bidding strategies for ancillary services. Power plant and systems operations engineers who would like to understand the impact of ancillary services on their plant profitability. Demand response and aggregation services.
A Fortune 500 company, NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. Whether as the largest solar power developer in the country, by building the nation’s first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers.
Our diverse power generating facilities have a capacity of about 47,000 megawatts, capable of supporting almost 40 million homes. Our retail electricity providers — Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus — and thermal energy division serve more than two million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers in 16 states.
THG Energy Solutions is an energy management and technology provider with a strong focus on the multi- facility commercial space. THG offers web-based energy reporting and utility bill management that streamlines and aggregates information across an unlimited number of facilities nationwide. THG also deploys a proprietary automated demand response solution, enabling end users to not only participate in ISO sponsored programs, but allows users to react in real time to fluctuating electricity market prices. THG’s ADR solution is OpenADR 2.0B compliant, and can be used to support proprietary economic demand response programs for suppliers. Offices in Tulsa, Austin, Detroit, and Atlanta.
Energy Efficiency Markets is the largest independent website and newsletter focused on the $574 Billion energy efficiency industry. Elisa Wood, Lisa Cohn offer in-depth news and analysis on the trends, policies and technologies that impact energy efficiency programs.
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Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and standardized way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate DR signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. As the most comprehensive standard for Automated Demand Response, OpenADR has achieved widespread support throughout the industry.
The OpenADR Alliance was formed by industry stakeholders to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard utilizing existing standards from OASIS, UCA and NAESB.
PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified, business-to-business media and information company with 320 profit centers, including 150 print and online magazines and newsletters, 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research products, digital media, and database services.
PennWell’s products serve as a lens for the world, focusing diffuse information into practical business intelligence. We aim to be where decision-makers worldwide look first to see what happens next in their markets. Since inception the company has been owned and managed by four generations of the same family. That heritage and continuity provide a foundation that has much to do with the company’s strength, endurance, and expansion through the past century of economic growth and market turbulence.
Known as the voice of the electric utility industry since 1922, Electric Light & Power is the authoritative source of electric industry business news for electric utility executives and management.
Each month, Electric Light & Power provides insight into industry news, financial, legal and regulatory issues. It reviews generation trends, smart grid technology, information technology and customer information systems, renewable energy, energy efficiency and much more.
This single source provides a broad view of the electric utility industry, with in-depth analysis of key business issues and regular interviews with industry leaders.
The Smart Grid Library and its consulting group, SGL Partners, offer transformational consulting services, insightful analyses, and educational publications focused on Smart Grid and Smart Infrastructure. We specialize in pragmatic solutions to complex business challenges for utilities, vendors, and governmental organizations. We design and manage acquisitions and deployments of mission-critical ICT projects and process re-engineering in consumer-facing operations within utilities and other business sectors. We provide ecosystem guidance and positioning strategies for vendors and government entities. Publications include the internationally-acclaimed Smart Grid Dictionary and The Smart Grid Consumer Focus Strategy, plus an upcoming publication focused on the Smart Grid and data privacy.
Smart Grid Today’s mission is to deliver daily, unbiased, comprehensive and original reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry — in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuringhighly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting,exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day.
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Formed in 2009, the USNAP Alliance is responsible for promotion, marketing, and testing and certification for the CEA-2045 Modular Communication Interface (MCI). The MCI allows a wide range of products (from simple on-off devices to distributed generation and storage resources) to communicate with other systems in the home, and with Utility Smart Grid systems. Rather than developing multiple product designs for specific communications architectures, incorporating an MCI into the design allows for hot-swappable modules to handle establishing and mediating communications between the product and other systems. Modules are available for a wide variety of network architectures, and more are in development.
Utility Horizons Quarterly is the first and only all-digital (electronic) e-magazine for the global Electric, Water and Gas Utility Automation and Information Technology industry. Published four times annually from the utilityhorizons.com portal, each issue focuses on key market drivers, issues and trends associated with automation/IT products, systems and services solutions for electric, gas and water utility professionals worldwide. With a primary emphasis on advanced, leading-edge automation and information technologies and a dual focus on Education and Innovation, no other publication can match the leading edge content and practical insights for experienced utility automation veterans and newcomers alike.