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Greg Wassel

Greg Wassel understands that grid optimization is key to our industry’s future. He is responsible for identifying new and innovative approaches to integrated demand side management programs, forging partnerships with industry-leading companies to enhance operations and developing new products and services for clients. Greg also leads our grid optimization product line and monitors demand response and other distributed resources program performance, ensuring quality every time. Greg supports our existing clients and business development teams by conducting regular best practice and innovation meetings to ensure that each client is kept up to date regarding the rapidly changing demand side management industry. He has a master’s degree in geography from the University of Georgia and is a certified energy manager (CEM).
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Transforming Distributed Energy Resources into Grid Assets

Distributed energy resources are undoubtedly in a position to revolutionize the electric energy industry. That means utilities need to adapt in order to leverage the opportunity emerging. But the key is knowing how to prepare for DER adoption before it takes over.

How Demand Response Benefits Both Utilities and End-Use Customers

Demand response programs can be valuable to both utilities and to customers alike, especially as their potential continues to expand as the grid is modernized. When deployed strategically, demand response programs can help consumers by reducing or maintaining rates and ensuring more reliable service. Additionally, demand response programs can provide incentives to help offset the costs of adopting smart home technology or building-management system upgrades that may not have been considered otherwise. Finally, demand response programs can act as a catalyst for consumer energy awareness and engagement. They create additional opportunities for utilities to educate and communicate with customers on the benefits of program participation and to glean insights that may help them receive additional incentives in the future.

Time-of-Use Pricing Catches On

California has led the way in implementing new time-of-use (TOU) rate schedules, which adjust per-kWh rates for electricity based on periods of peak demand. By 2020, California’s largest utilities will roll out the first system-wide default TOU rates to their millions of residential customers.

What Will It Take to See Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles?

Behind the wheel of electric vehicles (EVs) are early adopters, paving the way for the rest of us to jump on that electric-powered bandwagon. According to a recent article in Utility Dive, “Right now there are more than 250 million vehicles registered in the United States, and less than 1 million of those are electric. It's a drop in the bucket—so far, anyway—and to date, there has been modest impact on the electric grid.”

Redefining Transportation Policies, State by State

Transportation is a leader in US greenhouse gas emissions. According to the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), transportation accounts for approximately 28 percent of overall energy consumption in the United States and is the biggest consumer of energy economy-wide.


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