Context Monitoring Optimization for Demand Response
Demand Response (DR) describes the reduction of energy consumption by end-use customers in response to power grid needs, economic signals or special rates. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DR is defined as: “Changes in electric usage by end-use customers from their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of electricity over time, or to incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity use at times of high wholesale market prices or when system reliability is jeopardized.” - 
Intelen invests in its people’s continuing education
Believing that its people are its most valuable capital, Intelen never ceases to invest in them, facilitating their continuing education plans (many are in grad or post grad schools), organizing in-house expert lectures on topics ranging from php to entrepreneurship to creative writing (stay tuned for more on that soon!), and, as of recently, sponsoring its employees’ attendance to specialized seminars from experts and renowned institutions.
Intelen’s CEO to speak to the 2014 Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium in New York City on April 28th
The annual Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium is coming to New York this year, to bring energy and utilities industry professionals involved in AMI, smart grid, or energy efficiency programs the latest on the impact of customer education and engagement on the smart grid.
Intelen presents its R&D achievements and know-how exports to the Chancellor of Germany and the Prime Minister of Greece during the former’s official visit to Greece
In a meeting organized by the office of the Prime Minister of Greece during the Chancellor of Germany’s official visit to the country, the most successful greek companies were invited to talk with the two heads of state, presenting their insider views and perspectives regarding the country’s various economic sectors, the challenges they face and the opportunities they identify and create.
Solving the sustained energy efficiency equation – efficiently!
As previously discussed, monitoring solutions have a finite, albeit sizeable in certain cases, contribution to the goal of a sustained energy consumption reduction in an organization or building. High initial investment, often long ROIs and largely inaccurate retrofit savings estimations can make such efforts produce subpar results, and even if not, there is only so much one can do to achieve energy efficiency in a building before her efforts run into the wall of human behavior: no matter how many (or few…) low consumption lights one has installed, her plan won’t amount to much if the building’s occupants leave them on after they leave the building.