DRSG gains another member
Echelon joins the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition, offering metering systems and networking technology to utilities.
Echelon Corp. Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG). The DRSG is a trade association for companies that provide products and services in the demand response and smart grid area. The group aims to raise awareness among policymakers, stakeholders, and customers of how smart grid technologies and demand response practices will modernize and strengthen the national electricity system.
Echelon is the only company to provide both an advanced metering system and networking technology that can extend energy management applications down into individual devices inside homes and businesses.
Echelon’s Networked Energy Services (NES) advanced metering infrastructure system is used by utilities worldwide as part of their effort to modernize their grids. Echelon’s LonWorks infrastructure technology is used in energy management solutions for commercial buildings, retail stores, quick-service restaurants, and other businesses, as well as for monitored street lighting systems. The combination of the two technologies enables a smart, energy efficient grid.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.