Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group –August 25, 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.


Alliant Energy offers $25 payments if customers let utility control thermostats

Jeff Adams

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The future of load management at utilities will come from incentivizing utility customers to participate, whether that’s through on demand efficiency or demand, EV charging, or otherwise. To see how this future is becoming a reality now, Alliant Energy’s Jeff Adams shares insights on how they’re doing this already. Check it out to see where you might be able to pick up some advice for the future of load management at your utility.


Can Crypto-mining Assist in Load Management

Todd Carney

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The cryptocurrency market still flies over the head of many, but this newfound sector of the economy is booming, as is its prominence in the world of energy and utilities. Smart planning is needed if crypto-mining operations are to be positioned as an asset for load management rather than a liability for uncontrollable demand, so Todd Carney dives into this realm to uncover where the truth lies.


Emergence and Benefits of PoE (Power over Ethernet Lighting)

David Mandell

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Finally, this piece from David Mandell of Marshall DC Lighting highlights some under the radar technology options that you may have overlooked. We’re so used to traditional lighting systems and nothing seems to be ‘wrong’ with them at face value, but by not digging into new tech options like PoE might we be missing out on key benefits? Read his piece and decide for yourself!



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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