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E&E NEWS CREDITS AEE’S PEAK DEMAND REPORT IN STATE DR COVERAGE

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An E&E News article highlights smart grid technology initiatives in the Chicago area and includes AEE’s “Peak Demand Reduction Report,” produced with Navigant Consulting:

Meeting peak electricity needs through demand response will hold down energy prices for all consumers by avoiding the need to add generation that only operates at peak times, said David Kolata, the group's executive director. Demand for electricity can spike during just a few hours a year, and typically 10 percent of the electric system capacity is built to meet demand in just 1 percent of hours during the year, according to a report this week by Navigant Consulting.

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