Internet-enabled metering technologies lower the cost of demand response programs

Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) can now deploy Web-enabled meters and software to support their ancillary services, and can choose demand response programs as inexpensive alternatives to spinning reserve requirements.

June 13, 2001—Investigators visiting the site of a June 4 fire at a British Columbia power plant have concluded that it was probably caused by a severed transmission line which overloaded a buried communications line and destroyed a control room.

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