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Alberta utility will ‘dial down’ demand when grid stress is high

Canada's Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) plans to use EnerNOC's DemandSMART application to implement 150 megawatts (MW) of automated demand response. The program will allow participating industries to automatically reduce their electricity consumption when the grid is stressed, and earn payments for doing so. By using DemandSMART in AESO's Load Shed Service for Imports Program, EnerNOC expects…

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Green buildings earn extra credit for demand response

LEED green building projects will now receive credit for demand response improvements that automatically shift energy consumption to off-peak times during times of high demand. The US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Demand Response Pilot Credit is designed to encourage increased participation in automated demand response programs. To satisfy the credit requirements, LEED projects must show…

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Tridium releases new client driver for demand response

As part of its focus on helping building owners reduce energy use and cost, Tridium has announced the market availability of a new OpenADR (open automated demand response) simple client driver for its Niagara AX Framework. The software driver enables communication between Niagara AX hosts and utilities, allowing independent system operators and aggregators to support automated…

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US agency sets demand response payment rules

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has established a new rule regarding compensation for demand response resources in organised wholesale energy markets. The rule requires organised wholesale energy market operators to pay demand response resources the market price for energy, known as the locational marginal price (LMP), when those resources have the capability to balance supply…

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