Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group –April 7, 2022

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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.


EV Charging at Home – should it be banned?

Doug Houseman

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When talking about the load that grid operators and utilities must deal with, there may be no more important forward-looking topic than the growth of EVs. Specifically, EV drivers charging at home is going to alter the basic understanding of load patterns and what utilities must be prepared to address. Doug Houseman, one of Energy Central’s top experts, poses the provocative question in the title to kick start some great conversation on what it means for Load Management.


Demand Response (DR)

Rafael Herzberg

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Load management strategies are continuing to evolve, with demand response being a top tool utilities are currently implementing and thinking about for the future. Rafael Herzberg looks at Brazil’s energy sector to evaluate where demand response could fit in, as each country has unique considerations. What do you think about the geographic influence on DR?


Can Bitcoin do its bit for Renewable Energy?

Julian Jackson

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Lastly, a topic that’s been getting many headlines recently is the energy use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But in the wake of that, the crypto market has been pushing back and highlighting that its dispatchable energy consumption at the right place and right time can actually be a boon to renewable energy projects. Julian Jackson dives in for the Energy Central Community.



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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