Workshop “Managing Energy Demand”

In collaboration with Alpiq, the first electricity producer in Switzerland, Noé21 had organized a workshop, meant for electricity producers and policy makers, the 4th of November 2009, in Bern.

You can see the program and the presentations on the site:

Best practice DSM

DSM stands for Demand Side management. Together with decoupling, these techniques have been used in California for 20 years, and thanks to these techniques California is consuming half the electricity per capita compared to the rest of the US!
How does decoupling work? The producer gets a budget, an amount of kWh it can sell, and if it goes over this budget the extra money does not go to the producer. Instead, the extra money goes to a commission that invests it in DSM measures, thus reducing energy demand.