Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group – January 14, 2020

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Load management encompasses the critical strategies of ensuring that power supply and demand meet cleanly at a point that doesn’t stress the grid or cause financial stress on utilities or customers, an area that will be of increasing importance with each passing year. In this monthly digest, we cover the most talked about and newsworthy articles in this space that were published on Energy Central over the past four weeks. We invite you to ‘get a load of this!’ every month and track the load management sector.


Electric Car Batteries with Five-Minute Charing Times Produced

Mark Silverstone

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Among the most exciting tools that will likely be at the disposal of future load management programs from utilities is electric vehicles. Whether on a fleet-basis or simply neighborhoods where the market penetration gets high, large quantities of EVs may be tapped into as a source of energy storage, load shifting, or even power providers, but those possibilities won’t be fully unlocked until the batteries used in EVs improve in terms of capacity, lifetime, and charge time. In this article from Mark Silverstone, we see that those changes are perhaps closer than we may have thought.


How to Get More Electric Cars on the Road

Peter Key

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On the topic of electric cars as a load management asset, Peter Key highlights that the market needs not only better EV batteries, but also a marketplace with more EVs on the road before they can make any real difference. Market observers and stakeholders are spending valuable resources today to track those market trends and predict where they’re going, what can be used to influence them, and more, and this article highlighted by Peter (and discussed in the comments below it) shares some interesting patterns to plug into in that respect.


Energy Central Power Perspectives: Welcome Jim Giordano, New Expert in the Load Management Community

Jim Giordano

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Lastly but not least, I wanted to be sure to highlight for anyone who may have missed it the interview Energy Central did with Jim Giordano, Principal at Nexant Inc and the latest member of the Community Network of Experts with a focus on load management. Jim is going to be readily available to share his insights, perspective, and comments across the Load Management community, so I encourage all our members to check out his profile to learn a bit more about his background, his expertise, and his views of the future of the utility sector. You’ll then be motivated to listen when you see him around the community (maybe even say hi in the comments of the interview to make him feel welcome!).



Thanks for reading this issue of ‘Get a Load of This!’ See you in this spot in four weeks to go over the great content that will be coming between now and then! This spot can feature the insights from you or the major stories at your organization—so don’t be shy about sharing your content on the Load Management Group today!

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