Exploring Load Flexibility as a Grid Resource: Exclusive Interview with Rich Barone of Hawaiian Electric Company - [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Interview]
- Oct 30, 2019 2:25 pm GMT
For decades, the only grid resources you could reasonably identify on the electric power grid were those central power generation plants that were matching supply with demand with various degrees of efficiency. Recent years, however, have unearthed a new paradigm in the utility sector as small-scale and distributed generation resources were connected to the grid, smart meters allowed for two-way communication and energy transfer, and power providers began to realize the value of efficiency and load shifting as grid resources in their own right. While many of these new grid resources have now been tested and implemented on the grid for numerous years, the utility industry is currently reaching a pivot point that is connecting legacy utility models with these new types of resources as a central tenant of business and operations.
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