Light control manufacturer Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. has joined the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) to help develop compatible products and help raise awareness of how lighting demand response activities can stabilize the U.S. power grid.
The DRSG communicates the opportunities in building the smart grid infrastructure and practices that will update the national electricity system and change the way customers best use electricity. The DRSG also works with Congress on the development of new energy policies and regulations that affect global climate change.
“Executing demand response with a home or building light control system is one of the most effective ways to stabilize and bring efficiencies in peak demand situations,” said Ian Rowbottom, director of smart grid solutions at Lutron. “Shedding lighting loads throughout a building can be done without occupants even knowing its happening and helps prevent community-wide power supply disruption.”