A Presentation by Curtis Tongue
Curtis Tongue will present a primer on smart grid demand-response and a demo of OhmConnect. OhmConnect is a Demand/Response web-based application that allows many people to pool their response to fluctuations in demand on the grid. OhmConnect sells “load reductions” to the Independent System Operator by having consumers of power reduce their demand at certain times when power is expensive to produce. Some of this is automated – Internet-connected devices in the home can be directly controlled to reduce demand. Some is manual: a Text message or email to users prompts them to turn off some load – defer laundry, turn off lights, etc. Participants are paid for their contribution to the aggregate reduction that can be sold to the grid, as measured by their smart meter vs. historical use pattern.
Come join us for this special EcoGreen Group meeting.
Thursday Morning Meeting, April 9, 2015 8:00am - 9:45am
Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you sign up on our Meetup site.
Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9).
About the Presenter
Our speaker is Curtis Tongue from OhmConnect. Having cut his teeth with genetics at UC Berkeley, Curtis found himself in the energy world shortly thereafter. He founded OhmConnect, a recognized leader in California's burgeoning demand response industry. OhmConnect has pioneered the direct to market, wholesale demand response model. Curtis leads all product development, marketing, and partner initiatives.