In a previous post, EnergyHub’s VP of Analytics Ben Hertz-Shargel dispelled a few exaggerated claims that are frequently made about artificial intelligence (AI) products in the demand response and energy efficiency spaces. We demonstrated that physics implies hard limits on how much load shed or energy savings can be achieved while keeping temperatures within customers' comfort bands.
So what can AI deliver in these domains? While it can't miraculously eliminate load, AI does enable fine-grained control of load shape that can be highly beneficial to utilities. As utilities increasingly face complex, time-dependent costs and risks, there is major value in achieving the right load shape for the use case at hand.Read More