If there was ever a starker example of just how dangerous demand side management (DSM) programs are, I have yet to see it.
From BGE (see page 7)
Technology deployment to achieve customer benefits with the reduction of electric demand during periods of tight supply
1. Programmable Communicating Thermostat
2. Advanced Air Conditioning Control Switch
Either technology will allow BGE to regulate the operation of customer’s central air conditioning during periods of very high electricity use
• Target Market : Residential
• Phased Deployment Schedule:
Phase I – Pilot program during summer 2007 (PSC approved pilot 2/21)
Phase II – Full deployment from late 2007 to mid 2011
The only thing Governor O’Malley’s energy conservation initiative “EmPowers,” is BGE to charge customers more, to use less energy.
crossposted on The Main Adversary