Category Archives: Demand Response

Analytics are at the core of NWA projects

February 4, 2019 / Jill Feblowitz / Data and Analytics, Demand Response, Distributed Energy Resources, Microgrids, Non-wires Alternatives

Non-wires alternatives (NWA) are gaining popularity in utilities, so much so that E4theFuture funded a study by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Peak Load Management Association (PLMA) on the topic.  The study investigates 10 case studies utilities where utilities have planned and/or implemented NWA in their service territories. According to Non-Wires Alternatives: Case […]

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Next-Gen Flexibility is The Mantra for Grid 3.0

July 7, 2017 / Jill Feblowitz / Demand Response, Distributed Energy Resources, Distribution Markets, DOE Programs, Energy Storage, Integrating Renewables, Microgrids, New Business Models, Regulation

For most veterans of the utility industry, discussions about the next generation distribution grid hearken back to the 1990s with the introduction of deregulation and wholesale markets. Today’s “future” represents an even greater departure. What’s new is the rapidly rising penetration of distributed energy resources (DER) and the presence of variable renewable generation. Then too, there […]

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What’s Wholesale and What’s Retail: DR, DER and SCOTUS

February 2, 2016 / Jill Feblowitz / Demand Response, Distributed Energy Resources, Distribution Markets

Depending on where you sit – a demand response provider or independent power producer –  January 25, 2016 was either a good or a bad power day.  That was the day that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upheld FERC order 745, allowing FERC and thereby, wholesale markets to have jurisdiction over demand […]

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