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Emerging Technology Altering Demand Side Management

 

The utility industry has wanted tools to reduce customer energy use during hot days. Despite this, demand response initiatives have not changed much over the past 35 years- they still center around cutting air conditioners off at peak load times. As we move forward, ensuring customer buy-in will mean considering customer needs over grid needs.

 

In this playbook, we look at advances in technology past the smart thermostat that will read a home’s environment, weather conditions, and customer preferences in order to reduce demand and maintain customer comfort.