Ubiquitous Demand Response
Demand Response can be described as a temporary, measurable adjustment of consumption behavior from a status-quo baseline, triggered by some signal from the grid. Add in that emerging technologies are enabling the demand response participation of not just purpose-built demand response functions in appliances, pools, and thermostats, but also devices typically associated with home automation and remote control. By coupling the incentives and control signals of demand response with such deeper automation capabilities, the boundaries between traditional utility operations and our daily lives become blurred. What concerns and opportunities does such ubiquitous demand response present, and how does it muddy the water around energy efficiency, continuous commissioning, and related regulatory paradigms?
Michael's profile is available here: http://www.connectivityweek.com/2011/#speaker_3455