Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group –May 5, 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.


Bitcoin Mining – Revolutionary effects on the mini-grid sector

Jesse Pielke

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One of the newest and most discussed opportunities for load management comes from the flexible demand/consumption that Bitcoin mining can bring. The carbon footprint of cryptocurrency broadly has become an area of high concern among policymakers, but as Jesse highlights in this article the reality is that if done well it can be more opportunity than burden. Read his insights and hop into the comments where he’s been keeping the conversation going.


Demand Response and Flexibility – Why Ireland Urgently Needs a Demand-Side Strategy

Siobhan McHugh

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The load flexibility needs are no doubt going to vary from one region to another, one country to another. With that in mind, I thought this direct insight into where Ireland can and must embrace demand side, with some specific requirements but also unique opportunities. While each country may differ, there are assuredly lessons to be learned and Siobhan highlights some great lessons that may apply to what challenges you’re facing.


The Interactive Future Grid

Fereidoon Sioshansi

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If there’s one thing that’s assured about the opportunities being presented by load management and energy management via demand response in the future, it’s that we’re looking at a more flexible and dynamic grid than ever before. Another key word to describe that grid: interactive. That’s what initially drew me to this article, but Fereidoon goes even deeper into the topic and the opportunities in a really eye-opening way. I recommend you checking this article out for some inspiration.



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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