Bill Melendez, CEO of HEMS Technology, has a background in RF systems, both management and product R&D. He received officer training in tactical mobile communications systems and has combined experience of over 23 years in the utility AMR/AMI market. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland.
HEMS Technology provides a demand side management/demand response solution designed as open architecture. The company’s solution enables a utility to get past the meter for monitoring and controlling home demand at a reasonable price point while providing a potential means of managing rolling blackouts and peak demand.
A basic overview of HAN architecture for AMI
By Bill Melendez
The push for more consumer involvement in smart grid initiatives is slowly becoming more evident as companies and utilities attempt to grasp the overall impact of government mandated deployments of the smart meter. Understanding what the consumer ...
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Implementing load shedding technology: A possible solution
According to the 2005 Infrastructure Report by the American Society of Civil Engineers the U.S. electric grid is in urgent need of modernization. The demand for electricity is outpacing the investments in delivery infrastructure creating potential bottlenecks “which increase costs to consumers and elevate the risk of blackouts.” Mark Gabriel points out that “we will have increasing frequency, severity and size of blackouts” (Visions for a Sustainable Energy Future, presentation to Hill House Club, San Francisco, March 14, 2008). In my opinion, this is due mainly to overwhelming market demand, limited generation capacity and aging transmission systems infrastructure not designed to accommodate the huge increases.