Tag Archives: Energy Management

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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Why the Smart Grid Needs Demand-Side Management

One of the challenges that “the Smart Grid” faces is demonstrating its value to the consumer.  This is because, at the end of the day, the consumer (the ratepayer), pays for everything. And if the ratepayer doesn’t perceive value from the Smart … Continue reading

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