Demand Response with Smart Meters

Demand Response (DR) is a process for trimming electrical load, also referred to as load shedding, to reduce peak loads on a portion of the grid. Load shedding has been used by utilities for many years, usually in cooperation with Continue reading Demand Response with Smart Meters

Politically Correct Energy Savings

In the June issue of a prominent business magazine, there was an article hyping energy savings. The article claimed savings for various applications around the home. For example, it claimed that CFL light bulbs could save a family $279 per Continue reading Politically Correct Energy Savings