A system approach to managing demand.
Mani Vadari (email@example.com) is vice president of energy infrastructure at Battelle Energy Technologies.
To accomplish many of the lofty goals set forth by consumers, government officials, and other stakeholders, several milestones of demand management must be accomplished. Customers must have a greater range of options and the knowledge and insight to make sustainable, energy-saving decisions. Grid-friendly appliances that demonstrate the value of grid-responsiveness and options to retrofit older appliances with at-plug grid-responsive tools must be available to the consumer. Finally, operating systems must be tailored to integrate demand management system solutions into the utility back-office.