Welcome to the V-TECH blog where we cover news, latest development, views and opinions of thought leaders - i.e., industry professionals who deal with the issues surrounding the demand-side management activities.
Our aim here is to provide coverage of items related to demand-side management (DSM) - we define DSM to cover the complete portfolio of programs aimed at conservation, demand response, weatherization, energy efficiency, renewable energy, distributed generation, and emerging technologies – i.e., all programs that help the utility industry to manage the "demand" side of the equation. In particular, we would be covering developments that:
- provide insights on how to make programs more effective, provide better energy/demand savings or reduce costs,
- analyze news on new program approaches, designs and implementations,
- impact tracking, evaluating, analyzing and reporting of program data,
- opinion pieces, articles, conferences and other industry news of interest to those of you in the trenches of Smart Grid program design, planning, implementation, M&V, and regulatory compliance.
We are specifically avoiding the use of the term "Smart Grid" as that term is being overly abused to cover almost anything remotely connected to energy. Our expertise is in helping utilities get the most out of their investments in the DSM arena and we plan to focus singularly on all items pertaining to those programs and avoid getting caught in the du-jour media frenzy surrounding Smart Grid. In addition, we are not going to give you a listing of every PR or news release that comes across our in-box: there are enough sources already for that.
So, feel free to stop by whenever you want to get your recommended dose of actionable intelligence that is pertinent, thoughtful and current that you can use right away to help you do your job better, faster and perhaps, with a smile as you fight your battles! We welcome your inputs and if you want to share your insights and/or recommend items that we should include in our blog, please let us know. We thank you in advance for your contributions.
P. S. Vishwanath