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TOU Rates + Solar + Storage = New Innovations for Grid Optimization

Time-of-use (TOU) rates mean customers pay more for electricity when demand is higher and less in time periods that it is lower. They’re a great way to encourage people to use less energy at peak times, and more and more utilities across the United States are using TOU plans to help smooth load profiles. In California, for instance, time-variable rates will be the default by next year.

What Do You Know About Agriculture?

If you still think of big red barns and fields of cows when you hear the word “agriculture,” you’re in for a surprise. While dairy farming is still a major component, the agriculture sector now spreads far and wide to include indoor farming, wineries, cannabis, aquaculture and more. As technology improves and farmers become more innovative, the industry is ripe for energy savings.

Ask and You Shall Receive: Getting an International Perspective on Energy

This article originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of AESP Strategies, the official publication for members of the Association of Energy Services Professionals. To learn more, visit https://www.aesp.org/

Grid Optimization: What Does it Mean?

Grid optimization—a fairly new term that you might be unfamiliar with—includes three major components: demand response, the management of distributed energy resources, and the implementation of non-wire alternative programs. Franklin Energy is working hard to evolve with the changing needs of utilities and end-use customers by developing innovative programs and products. We are breaking down silos within the industry and integrating new technologies, focusing more than ever on providing grid optimization services for our clients. Let’s take a deeper dive into each element to get a better feel for our vision of the future of our industry.

Canadian Conservation Through Demand-Side Management

In Canada, climate change is more than buzzword. Learning how to adapt to a harsh and varied climate has spurred the nation to pay close attention to climate change issues. So it’s no surprise that the country has been a committed participant in recent global initiatives designed to keep climate change from further reducing the finite amount of energy available for our collective use—and creating new, renewable sources of energy for the future.

THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION

Want to stay abreast of regulatory updates, inspiring innovations and thought leadership related to grid optimization? Welcome to our blog, where Franklin Energy’s experts come to delve into everything you need to know to stay at the top of your game in our ever-changing environment.

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