June 18, 2008
Utilities Promote Demand-Response and Smart-Meter Options, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Electrical utilities across the country are promoting demand-response and smart-meter options to customers in an attempt to reduce peak consumption of electrical power, as well as to postpone large capital expenditures that come with building power plants. Investments in advanced metering devices would allow consumers to monitor their electrical usage on an incremental basis and curtail usage to avoid peak-load prices. This could lower electric bills and assist utilities during peak-load days.
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