This is what the editor Mel Olken said to introduce the article in With Age, Some Wisdom:
In the previous issue of IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, Hyde Merrill articulately broached the subject of electricity supplies in the poorer nations of our world. "The Business Scene" column in this issue continues the discussion on that same subject. The contributor, Dr. José Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio, is from the Dominican Republic and the subtitle of the column is "Customer-Oriented Risk Management." Dr. Vanderhorst-Silverio describes an electric system that has an excess of supply but because of poor reliability, a very expensive individual cost to allay the inevitable shortages that result. He then makes the case for voluntary demand responsiveness as a possible solution and links the program to the economic benefits that demand response resources (DRR) could produce for the Dominican Republic. It is of interest to note that the Dominican Republic has been invited to participate in an upcoming round of demand responsiveness discussions with nations that include China, India, Kenya, and Thailand—certainly a most diverse gathering.I take it as a great present for the first anniversary of the BMH blog.