Itron Inc. has announced the latest release of its Enterprise Edition Curtailment Manager application, enabling utilities to automate the management, execution and performance reporting for demand response programmes and allowing them to prepare for the future demand response requirements of the Energy Policy Act. Curtailment Manager is an end-to-end demand response solution delivered via the Internet that allows utilities to offer demand response programmes to C&I customers, and dispatch direct load control events for residential and small commercial customers. The flexible design enables utilities to offer a variety of demand response solutions, ranging from traditional incentive-based programmes to emerging programme types such as demand bidding, critical peak and real time pricing.

Curtailment Manager can be deployed as a stand-alone application or with Itron’s Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management solution.