in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Source Power & Gas LLC (SPG), a Texas-based independent retail energy provider, has announced Phase 1 of its smart grid strategy and engagement with DR2 LLC, a software solutions provider to the utility industry, and its DR-MassMarket solution.

In this first phase, SPG says select residential and small commercial customers will participate in a pilot program to "explore the attributes of the [Electric Reliability Council of Texas’s (ERCOT)] smart grid." Once testing is complete, SPG will implement demand response programs across its customer base. The first phase of SPG's smart grid solution integrates Wi-Fi thermostats and smart meter data.

“With [DR2’s] products and services, we will be able to provide our customers with their usage and consumption patterns via email, as well as monitor their usage and take steps to change consumption patterns that will result in lower electricity usage and thus lower rates, not to mention help the grid when demand peaks,” comments John Werner, SPG president.



Hybrid Energy Innovations

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Global Smart Grid Tech Revenue Slated For Solid Growth

According to a report from Navigant Research, annual revenue for smart grid technologies will reach over $70 billion within the next 10 years.


Utilities Partner With Energy Storage To Harness Renewables

As utilities struggle to incorporate the increased use of intermittent renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind power, onto the grid, the power providers are looking to energy storage.


Smart Meter Fire Probe Points To Sensus Design 'Shortcomings'

There has been more fallout in Saskatchewan: An investigation into SaskPower's halted smart meter program says Sensus Generation 3.3 units "have a tendency to leak" and the utility mishandled the rollout.


Two Years After Superstorm Sandy, Utilities Highlight Grid Efforts

As the U.S. reflects on the monster hurricane that struck in October 2012, utilities note what they have done to help protect against future severe weather.


USDA Invests $1.4 Billion To Boost Rural Grids Around The Country

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more loan guarantees for rural power companies and renewable energy firms in 21 states.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180