Tag Archives: Demand-Side Management

The Interconnected World: How engaged are electricity customers with their utility?

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In today’s fast-paced digital world, we are all constantly connected. Even the Smartphone you carry has immeasurable reach, whether it is to specific people, to your work or home email, to your bank account, or even to tell you how … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency: How can it be achieved at all levels of the power system?

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A recent ENBALAtalks blog entry discusses energy efficiency, providing background and context on how it is traditionally viewed and how industry perspective on energy efficiency needs to be expanded. A more holistic approach to grid operation that utilizes state-of-the-art smart … Continue reading

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Consider a New Perspective on Energy Efficiency

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Energy consumption is on the rise – it has been for several decades and forecasts predict that this will continue into the foreseeable future (see figure 1[1] ). It will become an issue as this proceeds in the years to … Continue reading

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Did you know that local Ontario organizations are now helping to keep the provincial power system in balance?

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For the first time ever in Ontario, commercial, industrial and institutional organizations are providing Grid Balance® (also known as regulation service), a balancing function that responds to the real-time needs of the power system. At the end of October 2013, … Continue reading

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Chasing the Peak: How to Cut Energy Costs and Contribute to a Reliable Power System

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As a commercial and industrial electricity user, are you aware of the concept of “chasing the peak?” As the modern grid becomes increasingly complex and multifaceted, more and more system operators and utilities are charging for electricity, based on the … Continue reading

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Grid Balance: Who is in control here?

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“So you intend to remotely control my process?” is a top of mind question from large electricity consumers considering participation in ENBALA’s Grid Balance® program. While it is true that Grid Balance does influence the way a process runs, ENBALA … Continue reading

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Why Demand-Side Management is the Killer App of the Smart Grid…

What is “the Smart Grid”?  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for the many companies that attempt to modernize or legitimize their offerings by claiming to participate in it), it can mean almost anything. The Smart Grid For many, the smart meter … Continue reading

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