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Unformatted text preview: Response from Personal Connection/Colleague, Mr. Adam Hanks: Project Manager at City of Ashland, Oregon. (Not be reprinted or distributed without consent from Mr. Andy Northrop and/or Mr. Adam Hanks). There are many different technologies, policies and tools that seem to fall under the general heading of Smart Grid. The City of Ashland provides customers with a net metering policy that allows them to generate their own power (usually solar) and if they generate more than they consume, the City will "store" their excess on the grid (virtual battery) and if they still have a surplus at the end of the year, the City will purchase their excess energy from them (a portion at retail rates and the remainder at wholesale rates. There are also other models where there are actually two meters, one to measure the production and one the consumption. In this arrangement, the customer can decide whether it is in their interest to "use" their own generation or try and sell it all and just pay standard rates for their...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BUS 401 taught by Professor Terrywilson during the Spring '11 term at Solano Community College.
- Spring '11