Tianjin, China --- (METERING.COM) --- January 10, 2012 - An agreement has been signed by Honeywell and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) to implement China's first smart grid demand response project.

The signing also represents the official launch of the Demand Response System Pilot jointly sponsored by the Chinese and United States governments through the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP), which aims to develop a nationwide set of smart grid industry standards and regulations in China.
 
Under the Honeywell-TEDA agreement, Honeywell will conduct a demonstration project using its automated demand response (Auto DR) technology at select facilities within the TEDA development area, including office buildings, government and commercial facilities, and industrial plants.

Buildings account for approximately 70 percent of all electrical use and a majority of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. With the Auto DR technology, customers establish customized energy reduction strategies for their facilities that are put into action automatically by utilities during a demand response event.

“We are honored to join hands with Honeywell to conduct China's first smart grid demand response project at TEDA,” said Ai Yaming, deputy director of TEDA. “This is a very important energy saving initiative for TEDA on our mission to build a resource efficient and environmentally friendly environment."

The project will help TEDA to improve its investment and operational profile, as well as make a contribution to energy efficiency and the environment.