I would think that DSM by utilities would be left to the industrial customer to control. In other words, if the utility says you need to cut your usage by 20%, the business would decide what 20% on their own. It would make no sense for the utility to have to understand the business enogh to pick what to control.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.