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
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.