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ELP Volume 90 Issue 2
From cell phones to fast Internet service, to computers and mobile devices, to Facebook and Twitter, we live, work and socialize in a web of networks. The electric grid-arguably the original network on which modern societies are built-often is taken for granted.
Demand response (DR) is designed to manage consumption during peak electricity demand through shedding or shifting of electrical load for short times. DR participants earn an additional revenue stream through their participation in the program. A growing number of companies in the U.S. and Canada are seeing DR success.
The U.K. utility market is suffering from a lack of competition. Outdated billing practices, old technology and inefficient customer service are just some of the issues affecting U.K. consumers as they struggle to keep control of their energy bills.
Many in the electric industry know wind energy as an important part of a diverse generation portfolio. Wind has accounted for 35 percent of all new U.S. electric generating capacity in the past five years and is one of the country's fastest-growing new sources of U.S. manufacturing jobs.
New technologies, environmental awareness and a weak economy have worked together to create rapid evolution on the energy landscape. January's Electric Light & Power Executive Conference provided a microcosm of the energy industry and was the ideal setting for collecting informed, executive-level opinions about the current state of the industry and trends that map where we're going.
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