Saturday, October 25, 2008
Creating Energy By Efficiency
“the cheapest and most available source of new energy is the energy we waste”...... U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman
The death of broadband over powerline (BPL) opens up other possibilities.
Another bit of energy efficiency trivia.
Shedding just 5 to 10 percent of utility's load at peak times on demand could reduce or eliminate turning to the expensive spot power market or powering up dirty old power plants.
Shaving that usage can have enormously disproportionate cost and environmental savings.
Improved energy efficiency and so-called demand response programs that curtail power consumption on hot days would reduce North America's total power demand 3.3 percent by 2016.
There's a unique opportunity to become part of the solution-and to profit from it at the same time. By leveraging Internet-enabled electricity load management technologies, businesses can help to save the grid by automatically reducing peak demand during critical periods.
This is all due to this government mandate.