Demand response system certification
Cooper Power Systems and Honeywell joint demand response system have received certification for ZigBee Smart Energy version 1.1.
Cooper Power Systems and Honeywell joint demand response system have received certification for ZigBee Smart Energy version 1.1, an open communication standard for Smart Grid products that helps manage energy use and delivery. The system combines the Honeywell UtilityPRO demand response thermostat with the Cooper Power Systems Yukon advanced energy services software and communication technology. The certification means the thermostat can receive demand response and other signals from the utility via the customer’s smart meter or in-home gateway. UtilityPRO and Yukon enable a variety of control strategies that allow utilities to implement direct load control, offer dynamic pricing, and improve energy management through two-way communication. The collective decrease in demand helps stabilize energy prices, prevent disruptive brownouts and blackouts, and reduce the need for additional power plants.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey