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  1. Making the Most of a Demand Response Event

    December 23, 2014 | 2 comments

    Demand response programs reward commercial building owners for reducing energy usage during times when electrical grid demand is highest. Instead of generating more power to keep up with peak loads, utilities ask participating buildings to make immediate reductions to energy use when needed – whether the adjustments are automated or done manually.

    Schneider Electric says that demand response programs in commercial buildings can earn back anywhere from 5% to 25% of annual electricity costs. But not only does a demand response program prevent strain on the electrical grid and reduce utility bills from electricity companies, it may also avoid brownouts and blackouts. (more…)


  2. Saving Energy through Demand Response Programs

    October 16, 2012 | 1 comment

    By temporarily reducing your building’s electricity use through a demand response program (also known as load response), you can help keep infrastructure systems reliable, reduce emissions, and control costly energy infrastructure investments.

    Demand response programs offered by utilities encourage facilities professionals to lower facility energy use during tight power supply, when wholesale power supply rates are high, or when local distribution equipment approaches capacity limits. These events may occur (more…)