Utilities Can Choose From Variety of Load Management Technology
- Jul 13, 2021 6:16 pm GMT
To ensure power generation and power use are balanced, utilities must deploy a number of strategies, including load management, which is proactive control over power demand. This process can be facilitated with technology, and there are various types to consider, each of which performs the function in a slightly different way. Here I explore some of these solutions and their benefits.
A load controller limits the amount of electricity a residence, business, or entire office building can use during a specified period. It may include the ability for a utility or third-party service to manually reduce customers’ energy use when overall demand is high. Or, depending on its features, it may simply control load automatically based on signals from both the utility and customer devices that use electricity. Such devices include heating and cooling units, lighting systems, and electric vehicle chargers.
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