Smart Cities

ACEEE Describes the “Ideal Future Scenario” for Grid-Interactive Buildings

“In the ideal future scenario, grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) will be the norm. They will help cities and jurisdictions meet their energy and climate goals, help maintain the security and stability of the grid, and help customers save money on their energy bills. Top-down policies will make grid-interactive buildings part of state, city, and jurisdiction plans,” reads a recent report from The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report, Grid-Interactive Efficient Building Utility Programs: State of the Market, describes a future where regulators and utilities collaborate to make GEBs more accessible and where our power infrastructure provides customers with an accurate valuation of their grid services. It paints a picture of a robust market of contractors and aggregators that will support utilities and customers in delivering these services, where customers readily allow connections for the cost and societal benefits. This is not the current reality, however, as the report recognises. “Few policies encourage […]

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