California municipal electric utility launches Apogee Demand Exchange to reduce peaks

With SMUD’s voluntary, web-based programs EnergyNet (Demand-Bid) and EnergyDirect (Direct Load Control), SMUD offers customers financial incentives in exchange for load reductions. All communication and transactions are conducted over the web and customers are given anywhere from one hour to two days to plan ahead for reduced electrical use.

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 28, 2001 – In a white paper issued today, the Electric Power Research Institute presented technical recommendations for solving the power crisis that began in California last year and now involves the 11-state Western power grid, with the potential for expanding further.

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