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A report from Lux Research reveals that costly natural gas peaker plants are still winning out over next-generation alternative technologies for helping utilities dealing with peak energy demand.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: Blog
Data centers cooling systems are often set to peak load even when they are not needed, wasting energy during off peak loads.
Date: 05/20/2009
Type: Slides, Video
Technologies: Data Centers
Moon
The Ontario government has asked nickel-mining company XStrada to operate its mines at night in order to minimize peak energy demand during the day. The government is providing incentives through price structures that discount off-peak energy.
Date: 09/26/2010
Type: News
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News
smart meter
This blog entry provides a nice overview of today's electricity and transmission grid -- and tomorrow's "smarter" version. It includes primers on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response, grid optimization and energy storage.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog

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