Trane Educates ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference Attendees about the Benefits of Enabling Virtual Power Plants

Trane Educates ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference Attendees about the
Benefits of Enabling Virtual Power Plants

Austin, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016 – Matt Bye, grid services product manager for Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will join other thought leaders at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2016 Intelligent Efficiency conference in a panel discussion about how intelligent efficiency can reduce energy consumption while transforming energy-using markets. The conference will be held Dec. 4-6 in Austin with the panel discussion in which Bye is participating, “Enabling the Virtual Power Plant,” taking place at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.

Bye will explain how the building market evolved from its initial energy-efficiency-only focus to a demand-response approach and how it is now evolving to activating buildings as grid resources. He will describe how, when outfitted with appropriate equipment and controls, fleets of buildings can be scheduled and dispatched by grid operators like virtual power plants to supply energy, capacity and ancillary services.

“Utilities can relieve congestion to the grid by collaborating with energy experts and building owners to use buildings as virtual power plants,” Bye said. “These virtual power plants in turn enable organizations to run their businesses more cost-effectively because they can use flexible energy storage to track energy supply, manage energy demand and decrease costs.”

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About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car ® , Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King ® and Trane ® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit  or .

ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference
The 2016 Intelligent Efficiency Conference, hosted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, will bring together people from the IT, telecom, energy efficiency, utility, solution provider, and policy sectors to share and learn how information and communications technology (ICT) can improve the use of energy. Attendees will learn about, and be able to participate in, discussions on smart buildings, smart cities, integrated mobility, energy efficiency program design, customer engagement, project and program evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V), and the integration and load balancing of distributed energy resources into the electric grid.

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