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Texas Wesleyan Reduces Use on Texas Electric Grid

08.05.2011 | By:

Texas Wesleyan University is announcing it is utilizing Vedero Software to automatically reduce energy usage during emergency events on the Texas electric grid. Beyond economic benefits to the university, this program improves reliability of the Texas electric grid during power shortages, and defers or avoids the costly build out of additional electrical capacity needed to deal with peak periods.

Texas Wesleyan University, ranked in the #1 Tier of Regional Universities for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report, will participate in demand response programs such as ERCOT Emergency Interruptible Load Service (EILS) at the institution’s Fort Worth, Texas campus. Utilizing Vedero Software, the University will automatically curtail energy in response to electric grid emergencies.

Texas Wesleyan will curtail electricity automatically on demand using pre-defined curtailment scenarios utilizing Vedero Software.  By committing to reduce electric load from the grid in emergency situations, Texas Wesleyan is providing immediate relief to the grid as a clean alternative to running stand-by power generators, as well as helping to reduce the need for more power plants.

“Automating demand response through Vedero Software allowed us to demonstrate leadership in energy efficiency,” said Steve Roberts, associate vice president, Texas Wesleyan University, said.  “We’re embracing a green program that is good for the environment and our neighbors in Texas.”

Vedero Software provides a robust platform that ensures maximization of demand response events, while maintaining occupant comfort through existing Building Automation Systems

“We welcome Texas Wesleyan as our newest customer that is committed to energy efficiency and demand response,” said Joe Pollard, CEO, Vedero Software.

About Vedero Software

Vedero Software provides software and services to instrument and automate commercial buildings for energy responsiveness. This enables our customers to generate cash, reduce energy costs, and generate added services to attract and retain tenants, thereby increasing the value of their buildings. Their automated energy management solutions help grid operators supplement, avoid or defer costly investments in generation, transmission and distribution facilities and enhance the reliability of electric power. Their solutions are used by large commercial organizations to automate demand response events in conjunction with their energy provider, and meet their sustainability goals. Visit them at