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Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group –June 2, 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.

 

Smart Load Management in Smart Buildings

Julian Jackson

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/smart-load-management-smart-buildings

Among the most important tools we have for the future of load management is the smart technology that will take the decision making over in a passive way, enabling customers to opt in generally rather than being the main point of load management options. In particular, large buildings will be a key to this approach, as major commercial or industrial centers have some of the greatest energy use and, thus, the greatest opportunity for load shifting. In this article, smart load management technologies and practices are discussed and serve as a great jumping off point if you’re not yet familiar with these opportunities.

 

CA Energy Shortages Show the Need for Load Management

Todd Carney

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/ca-energy-shortages-show-need-load-management   

Load management has been a topic of research and pilot programs for years now, but never has it been as pressing as it has been this summer after the last 2 years have seen various grids in the U.S. face dire energy shortages and blackouts. Ahead of what is likely to be a particularly warm summer in California, all eyes are on the Golden State to see if the grid can manage the challenges, and that puts load management practices back into the spotlight. This article highlights the correlation and posits about whether load management will be enough.

 

Texas-based Vistra Corp. will expand its industry-leading battery storage reputation in California

Christopher Neely

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/texas-based-vistra-corp-will-expand-its-industry-leading-battery-storage    

California once again looks to be a testing ground for load management technology, in particular in highlighting the importance of energy storage as an asset on the grid that can unlock new potential. Managing the ebbs and flows of supply and demand has long been an instantaneous effort on the CA grid, but with expanded energy storage installed it opens up many new doors.

 

 

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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