Power Magazine: Energy Efficiency is Demand-Side Solution Needed to Protect the Grid and Save Businesses Money
December 6, 2023 - POWER Magazine recently shared an article from Budderfly CEO Al Subbloie.
"Energy efficiency can also be paired with smart technology to improve grid flexibility and resiliency through innovative demand response programs, which incentivize consumers and businesses to adjust their electricity usage in response to grid stress. When aggregated across a range of facilities, smart thermostat-connected equipment—HVACs, electric water heaters and coolers, or grid-responsive refrigerators—can offset excess demand to minimize grid impacts, without an extra cost. Plus, these programs offer businesses entirely new revenue streams, creating additional value for investments in sustainable technologies.
The advantages of energy efficiency are undeniable; however, its adoption in commercial sectors varies. Addressing these disparities is critical to ensuring that the benefits of the emerging net-zero economy are distributed equitably and that costs are minimized."