With New England’s National Grid considering a 37% increase in residential electricity rates this winter, and deregulated consumers liable to pay thousands of dollars per megawatt-hour on the electricity spot market, EnerNOC’s EnergySMART blog is out with a series of tips to help customers weather a second year of the polar vortex.
For businesses operating in deregulated energy markets, Fiorello recommends strategies for anticipating future price increases. In both regulated and unregulated markets, there are huge opportunities to cut energy consumption with programmable battery management systems (BMS), lower setpoints for heating systems, effective heat recovery systems, and “free cooling” from outdoor air economizers.
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