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Automated Demand Response for Energy Sustainability Cost and Performance Report

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Technical Report,23 Mar 2012,31 Mar 2015

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Honeywell International Inc. Arlington United States

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This project implemented and demonstrated an automated demand response DR system at Fort Irwin, CA. This demonstration employed industry-standard OpenADR Open Automated Demand Response technology to perform the key communication and control functions. OpenADR technology, when integrated with the necessary building energy management system BMS control strategies and appropriate user interfaces, can enable military installations to reduce their electric demand profiles in response to signals from electric utilities and grid operators. This projects demonstration testing produced a set of measured results which were analyzed to evaluate the systems performance against the projects stated performance objectives. Emerging opportunities to participate in wholesale electricity markets can provide important economic, energy, and sustainability benefits to military installations. Military installations can benefit by tracking utility and grid operator DR programs and related incentives to identify ways to derive energy and economic benefits from DR participation. This project showed that the required technology OpenADR is readily available and mature. As seen in recent non-military demonstration projects and also in utility pilot programs, OpenADR is well accepted by electric utilities, grid operators, and BMS suppliers.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion

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