Since last week there’s been more discussion of the GridWise Olympic Peninsula Project that I discussed last week: a Business Week article on the project and a Gristmill post, a CNN Money article, the Solve Climate blog, and an Associated Press article that ran in USA Today. The last article also quotes me, resulting from a wonderful conversation I had with Dan Caterinicchia.
All are good and useful discussions, although I disagree with the Business Week’s heading of “giving up thermostat control”. The whole point is that the individual end-use consumer has more control with the combination of price signals and price-responsive end-use technologies. You don’t give up control; you choose how to program your own devices to implement your individual preferences.