Demand Response

Consumer Engagement Will See Demand Response Take-Off

Energy Retail

Consumer Engagement Will See Demand Response Take-Off

To help make peak energy usage more efficient and manageable, utilities are tackling the issue head-on: they are encouraging consumers to get directly involved with demand response programs.

Smart buildings – protagonists of the smart grid

Energy Generation

Smart buildings – protagonists of the smart grid

By Wolfgang Hass, Principal Expert, Building Technologies Division, Siemens

Demand Response Should Be Customer-Focused

Energy Generation

Demand Response Should Be Customer-Focused

Demand Response technology and services cannot be designed without the customer’s participation in mind.

Germany’s Energiewende is destabilizing the grid

Energy Generation

Germany’s Energiewende is destabilizing the grid

Coordinated investments need to be made in storage technology, improved demand response solutions and a smarter grid.

Smart Metering in Africa Calls for Smarter Choices

Energy Generation

Smart Metering in Africa Calls for Smarter Choices

Experts believe that Africa is ready for smart metering technology. However, smart choices must be made when faced with the options.

US Power Sector Desperate For Change

Energy Generation

US Power Sector Desperate For Change

The Bipartisan Policy Center, in its new report, “Capitalizing on the Evolving Power Sector,” makes recommendations on how to improve the US electricity grid.

Smartphone is the Smarter Option

Energy Retail

Smartphone is the Smarter Option

Utilities should look to the smart phone for “smart” solutions to energy savings.

Smart Grid Needs Smart Customer

Energy Retail

Smart Grid Needs Smart Customer

As countries gear up to introduce the smart grid, utilities are scrambling to find ways of convincing customers that the new technology is beneficial.

The Ever-Changing Face of Smart Grid

Energy Generation

The Ever-Changing Face of Smart Grid

Engerati’s Strategic Business Review-The Future of the Smart Grid: The ICT and Data Management Perspective, examines format issues that the smart grid faces, high impact issues, the Asian market, new technology, as well as national trends for transnational approaches.

Energy Retail

California electric market operator welcomes demand response

The energy industry has long recognized effective demand response (a key smart grid application) as the equivalent of a power generation asset. Now, a new California Public Utility Commission decision allows demand response "aggregators" to provide their services to the California Independent System Operator, the state's wholesale market operator. This approach contrasts with many other states and countries, where direct participation by aggregators in the wholesale market is not permitted.

Energy Generation

Interview: Sergey Pikin, Director of Energy Development Fund

Engerati’s partner, Synergy, interviews Sergey Pikin, Director of Energy Development Fund. The interview focuses on the future development of the electricity market and the potential of Russia’s energy efficiency programs. Mr Pikin is one of the main speakers at Smart Utilities Russia to be held 29-30 January 2013.