Nevada investor-owned electric utility NV Energy, Inc., has chosen the a demand response management software application to expand its statewide demand response and demand side management programs.
NV Energy manages a growing DR portfolio that includes direct load control, price-responsive load control, energy information programs, advanced consumer gateways, distributed solar, and energy storage. Its largest program, Cool Share, is a two-way communications enabled load control program that currently has a proven capacity of 140 MW of residential and small commercial peak demand reduction. Over the next several years, NV Energy will expand the DR portfolio to close to 400 MW.
NV Energy will employ DRBizNet from Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. to automate DR business processes across an integrated advanced services delivery platform, allowing its DR operations to be more automated, scalable, and interoperable. In addition, DRBizNet will enable global program and event management, residential device management, commercial client management, and customer portal functionalities. This will help provide tangible customer benefits associated with smart metering systems and support future smart grid initiatives.