Energy Monitoring for Profit: Introducing Demand Response

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You've heard about the Smart Grid, the interconnected infrastructure that will embed digital intelligence into the whole process of producing, distributing, pricing and consuming electrical energy in the U.S.?

Opto 22's earlier white paper "Automation and the Smart Grid: Energy Management Today," introduced you to the United States electrical grid and then proposed practical ways in which small- and medium-sized commercial and industrial businesses can reduce energy costs now, without waiting for the Smart Grid.

This white paper introduces demand response (DR), a concept that goes beyond reducing energy costs. DR can transform electrical energy usage from the fixed cost it traditionally has been to a future source of revenue for your business. And DR is a program you, as an automation professional, can inaugurate to significantly improve your company's bottom line.