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LG&E upgrades energy monitoring services

LG&E Enertech, a non-regulated subsidiary of Louisville, Ky.-based LG&E Energy Corp., will integrate Datapult’s energy information services portfolio into its offerings for customers in Kentucky and neighboring markets. Enertech will use Datapult equipment and software to monitor customers’ various energy loads including total energy usage, individual process loads and ambient temperature.

Customers will be able to see profiles of their energy loads in 15-minute increments throughout the day. Alarms will notify clients of energy-wasting conditions.

Sempra’s site focuses on outsourcing

Sempra Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has launched its interactive Web site (www.semprasolutions.com) to assist large commercial and industrial customers with their energy strategies. The Shareholder Value Predictor is used to plot the reduction of energy-related costs if certain company energy needs are outsourced.

Duquesne Light offers demand response program

Phase I of Duquesne Light Co.’s demand-side response initiative (DSR) is available to all medium and large business customers who are willing to reduce load by a minimum of 500 kW. A Web-based tool-the Duquesne Light Energy Exchange-provides the communications interface and load management tool to allow participating customers to lock in day-ahead or same-day financial incentives for curtailing usage during peak periods. The Energy Exchange notifies program participants of upcoming curtailment opportunities via e-mail. Customers then access a Web site to view the incentive being offered in exchange for load reductions.

Customers respond within a minimum of four hours and generally have 24 hours to plan ahead if they choose to reduce their load.

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