Lamar CISD Helps Keep Texas Electrical Grid Stable with Vedero Software

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Vedero Software Enables Automation in ‘Green’ Demand Response Program for 36 Campuses Across Western Fort Bend County

By automating demand response with Vedero Software, we're embracing a green program that is an integral part of our energy program

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District announced it is utilizing Vedero Software to automatically reduce energy usage during emergency events on the Texas electric grid. Beyond economic benefits to the school district, 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.

Lamar CISD encompasses 385 square miles in the western portion of fast growing Fort Bend County. The district’s 36 campuses will participate in demand response programs such as ERCOT Emergency Interruptible Load Service (EILS). Utilizing Vedero Software, the district will automatically curtail energy in response to electric grid emergencies.

Lamar CISD 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, Lamar CISD 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. The school district was victimized by last year’s rolling blackouts that occurred during an especially cold winter, and they hope by proactively participating in EILS, they will help the community and themselves avoid costly and disruptive blackouts in the future.

“Lamar CISD is in the middle of a multi-year energy management program,” said Jill Ludwig, Chief Financial Officer, Lamar CISD. “By automating demand response with Vedero Software, we’re embracing a green program that is an integral part of our energy program. This program’s results are good for the environment and our neighbors in Texas.”

“Lamar CISD is certainly demonstrating leadership by committing to energy efficiency and demand response,” said Joe Pollard, CEO, Vedero Software. “In these tough economic times, demand response offers a compelling source of revenue for visionary customers like Lamar CISD”.

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

About Lamar ISD
With more than 60 years of excellence in education, Lamar CISD is a district deeply rooted in a proud tradition. LCISD offers the unmistakable advantage of small school populations and a “hometown” atmosphere. Encompassing 385 square miles in the western part of Fort Bend County, the District offers superior learning opportunities, combining excellent teachers, progressive education theory and practice, as well as a state-of-the- art technology plan.
Based on the most recent accountability ratings, Lamar CISD is a Recognized District, with 75 percent of our campuses ranked in the upper tiers of academic performance. LCISD has 11 schools ranked Exemplary and 13 more earning Recognized status. The remaining nine schools are Academically Acceptable. For more information, visit http://www.lcisd.org.

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. Our 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. Our solutions are used by large commercial organizations to automate demand response events in conjunction with their energy provider, and meet their sustainability goals. Visit us at http://www.vederosoft.com.

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