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Utilities rolling out more grid-interactive efficient building programs

December 10, 2019


More U.S. utilities are adopting programs to promote grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs).

GEBS will be critical to the grid of the future, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Some programs focus on energy savings and others on demand flexibility, but none of those surveyed reap the benefits of both, according to new ACEEE research.

GEBS, also called “smart buildings,” can help utilities adapt to rapid changes in the grid, including the adoption of technologies like electric vehicles and heat pumps.

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