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ArticlesDemand response is dead. Long live Flexiwatts!
July 10, 2019 | Utility Dive
Rather than mourning DR’s death, it’s time to embrace the potential for transformation. As load shedding becomes passé, DR can evolve into Flexiwatts — its grid-of-the-future counterpart. Flexiwatts, a load-shifted megawatt of DR, incorporate demand flexibility and load adaptability in a time of smart, grid-connected devices.
July 8, 2019 | Energy Wire
Stresses on parts of the power grid have operators scrambling for ways to keep the lights on.
In Texas, where backup power reserves are stretched to the limit, most engineers would conclude that “there’s no way in hell they can keep the lights on,” said Jim Robb, CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Corp. “And yet they do.”
…California’s power network, newly reliant on solar power and strained natural gas supplies, rounds out a trio of regional grids drawing attention from federal regulators over the challenges they face.
25 years of “Greening the Grid”
On May 4th, 2016, friends, family and guests gathered to commemorate the official 25th Anniversary celebration of the founding of CEERT. Read John Shahabian’s (Director of Operations) recap of this special event. GO ANNIVERSARY PAGE
a closer look
V. John White talks about planning for California’s renewable energy renaissance. Stimulus projects are beginning construction; they will bring jobs into California and help to jump start the economy of high-unemployment desert areas. CEERT is bringing people together to plan for natural conservation, renewables generation, and transmission for clean power.
Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation
Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC, recently visited a CEERT gathering. Here are some highlights recapping his very informative presentation to us.VIEW MORE videos »