Energy management systems boost efficiency and distributed energy to new highs, thanks to the financial benefits that bring fast return on investments, government support, and an enhanced relationship to the smart grid.

All told, the combination of EMS and demand response could also be the most compelling economic argument for distributed energy. The efficiency of onsite power has always been superior to that of the grid, and that superiority is now subject to substantially improved economics and revenue streams. It’s a winning combination for the retail and commercial building industry, and the energy industry.

April 11, 2011