Mythbusters: Demand Response

Demand Response (DR) programs, while not new, are now gaining in popularity due to their value as an impactful measure to support grid stability. Traditionally, DR has been highly manual and most prevalent in industrial and manufacturing sectors. However, now that Automated DR (ADR) technology is available, the commercial sector can easily participate and earn new revenue streams while supporting their local grid and utility programs.

Supporting Resource Adequacy through Demand Response

Supporting Resource Adequacy Through Automated Demand Response

Resource Adequacy (RA) is a hot topic among utilities and regulators following the August 2020 grid emergencies in California. Throughout the crises, Demand Response (DR), in particular Automated Demand Response (ADR)...

Indoor Air Quality

Managing Indoor Air Quality During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been a hot topic of discussion lately as commercial businesses are tasked to balance health with business continuity for the foreseeable future.  With cooler months rolling in and less opportunity to utilize outdoor space, taking precautions to keep indoor air fresh for employees and customers will be paramount to navigating through the winter.

My Internship with GridPoint During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape for almost every business in the United States and most of the world. It seems like overnight everything transitioned to the “new normal” of remote work, social distancing, and face masks - and my internship at GridPoint was no exception...

Reopening businesses post-COVID-19

5 Steps to Take When Reopening Businesses Post-COVID-19

We’re all ready for business to go back to normal, but opening sites that have been dark or in a take-out-only mode for two months isn’t as easy as hitting the “on” switch. Preparation and flexible technology are key to getting your sites back online safely, quickly, and efficiently post-COVID-19. Here are the top 5 things to think about when developing your re-opening strategy:

Leveraging Utility Rates to Unlock Maximum Savings & Revenue

Leveraging Utility Rates to Unlock Maximum Savings & Revenue

Participating in utility programs is a great way to drive additional value from your smart building platform. GridPoint’s technology is pre-qualified for many demand response and energy efficient rebate programs nationwide – this means you can use the system to unlock an ongoing stream of revenue on top of the monthly energy savings it provides.

Restaurant Resiliency During the COVID-19 Crisis

Customer and employee safety is paramount during these uncertain times and unfortunately for many in the service industry, this means reducing hours or even closing locations altogether. While we all navigate what impact COVID-19 will have on the economy, here are a few measures restaurants should be taking now to strengthen resiliency:

Fall Facility Checklist

Fall is quickly approaching, and as the weather changes it’s important to evaluate your facility and energy strategies in order to prepare your locations for winter. Here are a few suggestions to ensure your facilities stay safe and efficient during the colder months:

IPMVP: Understanding Energy Savings Calculations [VIDEO]

IPMVP: Understanding Energy Savings Calculations [VIDEO]

If you have a 10% off coupon for something that costs $100, you know you will be saving $10 – simple. Unfortunately determining energy savings is not so simple. There are many variables that impact how much energy a building needs day-to-day, making measuring and validating energy efficiency projects a headache for managers and decision makers - enter IPMVP...

Load Curtailment: Shape, Shift, Shed and Save

Demand is essentially the “need for electricity” and its peak value influences energy cost and grid stability. Utilities measure and track demand to determine how much electricity each customer will potentially need and how much electricity should be generated to fulfill that need. It’s a balancing act...