A government-mandated transition to renewable energy and forecasts of increased power demand across an aging grid are pushing building managers and utilities to take a second look at next-generation demand response solutions, according to Phil Davis, a specialist in the technology at Schneider Electric. Unlike earlier versions that depended heavily on manual adjustments, advanced DR metering supports real-time communication between energy-management systems and utilities and can lead to "dramatic" cost savings by automatically compensating for changing energy demand and use.

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