Demand Response

Smart Cities

BP’s Blueprint for Decarbonizing Commercial Real Estate

October 12th, 2021
Smart Cities

Building on the Edge: The Untapped Efficiency of Smart Grid Connection

October 5th, 2021
Smart Cities

Smart Cities Should be Driving the Development of Smart Buildings

In 1950 only 30% of people lived in urban areas, now over 56% of people live in increasingly crowded cities – and that is expected to rise to 66% by 2050 as an additional 2.5 billion people join the global urban population. Urbanization creates numerous issues for citizens, including congestion, pollution, and poverty, but our crowded […]

Smart Cities

California Continues to Set the Standard for Building Decarbonization

California is a unique place, even within the US. It is home to outstanding natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains, dry deserts, scenic beaches, and unique natural habitats, but also some of the worst environmental problems in the world with wildfires, earthquakes, resource extraction, and urban air pollution. California is also home to several of the biggest […]

Smart Cities

New Distributed Energy Policies Ensure Utilities Will Be Living On the Edge

On September 17th, 2020, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the groundbreaking new Order 2222 that will enable aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs) located on utility distribution systems or behind a customer meter, including small energy storage resources, to participate in organized wholesale electricity markets. This fundamental shift allows regional transmission organizations […]

Smart Cities

Conservative Forecasting is Hiding the Speed of the Energy Storage Revolution

Our power system is evolving. Too slow for some and too fast for others. The evolution is symbolized by renewable energy and the infrastructure necessary to manage its fluctuating electricity supply, but there is more to our power evolution than the grid. Smart buildings, smart cities, smart homes, electric vehicles, district heating, and a range […]

Smart Buildings

EU Smart Readiness Indicator Raises Awareness of the Value of Smart Buildings

Smart buildings are energy efficient. They intelligently control HVAC and lighting systems to improve occupant comfort and worker productivity. Smart buildings can lead cars to empty parking spaces and people to empty meeting rooms. They use data analytics, real-time sensing, and artificial intelligence to enable smart systems… but how many of these functions must be […]

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 […]

Smart Cities

Building-to-Grid Interconnectivity has “Far-Reaching Electricity Policy & Regulatory Implications”

The energy landscape is changing. Compelled by climate change and supply reliability drivers, our power systems are trying to find ways to introduce stable, clean, and affordable power to homes, businesses, and institutions. However, the variability of renewable generation and distributed energy resources (DERs) leads to complexity and as these systems expand across progressive electricity […]

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