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Fortnightly Magazine - August 2012

the performance of the utility’s residential demand response (DR) program. GridGlo says its analytics platform aggregates large quantities of data and processes it to produce insights into improving DR programs and promoting customer engagement.

Pacific Energy Services & Facilities sold and installed an EcoSmart energy management system at the 426-room Hyatt Place in Honolulu, Hawaii. The installation included intelligent thermostats, an infrared transmitter that can operate remote-controlled HVAC units with on-the-wall thermostats, and technology for reducing HVAC loads in rooms while they aren’t occupied.

NV Energy agreed to launch a trial program using BuildingIQ efficiency and DR software for commercial customers in Las Vegas. The program aims to optimize HVAC operations to save energy and reduce peak demand, with a goal of saving 12.1 GWh annually. The trial will allow NV Energy to investigate the potential of automated DR and a single integrated energy optimization platform.

AT&T and Acclaim Energy Advisors agreed to co-market Acclaim’s dynamic load optimization power metering and control systems, which provide remote monitoring and fast switching of loads from the grid to standby generators.


Ventyx, an ABB company, appointed Jeff Ray as CEO, reporting to Jens Birgersson, head of ABB’s network management business unit. Previously Ray was executive v.p. of geographic operations and was a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Skipping Stone named Jim McHugh , formerly of IBM and Schneider Electric, as a principal in the firm’s Atlanta office.

David Walker was appointed CEO of DNV KEMA. Previously he was chief strategy officer for the DNV Group. DNV KEMA also appointed Aad van den Bos as CFO. Van den Bos previously held senior financial management positions at DNV.