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Syd Bishop

Senior Content Specialist

About Syd

Syd is a senior content specialist and all-around word nerd for Virtual Peaker. Syd believes in the inevitability of renewable energies and in implementing a diverse energy portfolio and is excited to use his skills to help spread that message far and wide. In his scant free time, Syd is a father of two, husband of an awesome wife, a musician, and a lover of comic books, and all things sci-fi.

Written By Syd

distributed energy resources

Why Grid Operators Are Skeptical of Distributed Energy Resources (& Why They Shouldn’t Be Now)

The U.S. power grid has proven particularly reliable over time, providing an average of 99.95% year-round reliability, with the total […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
demand response education

Why Educating Utility Customers is Crucial to Demand Response

As anyone in the renewable energy space can attest, describing the nuances of distributed energy resources (DER) or load shifting […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
DERMS

4 Tips for Finding the Right DERMS This Global Energy Independence Day

The history of fuel sources is as vast as it is fascinating. One of the earliest forms of energy generation […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
Topline Demand Control

Topline Demand Control, Virtual Power Plants, & DERMS (Oh My!)

For roughly a century, the mechanics and language of the utility remained relatively—an important qualifier in this context—static, and for […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
distributed energy resources

Why Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Are Finally Entering the Control Room

Over Memorial Day Weekend, Virtual Peaker’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky experienced unusually volatile weather, with hurricane-force winds that resulted in […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
Energy Usage Data

Are Consumers Engaging with Their Energy Usage Data?

Over the past decade, the number of smart meters in the United States has grown from less than 60 million […]

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Topline Demand Control

How Topline Demand Control Moves Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) into the Control Room

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are a powerful asset during the energy transition, albeit one that is historically intermittent either due […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
Keith Flynn sustainability

Team Q&A: Keith Flynn – Software Development Intern

Getting his start through Code Kentucky, our Software Development Intern Keith Flynn was ready for a challenge. From his sustainability […]

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Syd Bishop
Senior Content Specialist
demand response smart thermostats

How Are Thermostats Used For Demand Response?

A quick search for “demand response” as a news item tells you plenty about the decades-old load management strategy. The […]

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Syd Bishop
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