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Benchmarks

Customer-side electricity demand reduction could stem rising power prices.
Fortnightly Magazine - February 15 2001


single, NASA-like control center. And then there's new software that allows real-time visualization of loads, price analysis, and comfort modeling. Put it all together, and a whole new market could open up in the coming years.

The bottom line: If the retail side of the electricity supply chain doesn't become involved in the real-time pricing market, deregulated markets will never become efficient. As policy is set for restructuring, it is imperative that rules be established to allow and encourage entrepreneurial business development in the load management arena.

 

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