Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group – April 8, 2021

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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.


Cracking Demand-Side Flexibility: Can You Decarbonize While Assuring Power System Reliability?

Rauf Fattakh

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Load management is a key tool for the reliability of the grid, but it’s also an asset when it comes to the energy transition. While these goals may sometimes be seen as in a tug of war with each other, this post from Rauf Fattakh highlights how the right type of demand-side management program can check both invaluable boxes on the way towards a more modern and resilient power system.


The Coming Tricky Peak Load Wave of Electric Vehicles – And What to Do About It

Stuart McCafferty

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When looking to the coming years of load management, it’s hard to think of a single trend that will be more impactful than the dial-up in market share of electric vehicles. Utilities can assuredly look at this as either a blessing or a curse when it comes to increased demand, potential flexible demand, and overall assets they can play with on demand side management. Stuart McCafferty, President of GridIntellect, put together this piece which is a great overview of how the peak load wave from the rise of EVs must be considered by the power industry and it’s a top recommended read this month.


Looking for Model Behavioral Demand Management Programs

Jay Kassirer

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Load management practices are as much about the human customer element as they are about the technical and programmatic, and influencing the behavioral aspect of demand management is one of the underdiscussed keys to the whole system. Seeking to shine a light on these possibilities, Jay Kassirer shared this call for nominations on what landmark energy behavior changing programs are currently out there in the energy industry: if you know of one, be sure to nominate them and let the entire industry learn from those lessons.


Energy Central Power Perspectives™: Welcome Brett Feldman, New Expert in the Load Management Community

Brett Feldman

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I never want our readers to miss out on the new experts we’re adding to the Energy Central Network of Experts, which is why the interview series with these new experts is so key. The latest member of that expert network with a focus on load management is Brett Feldman, Research Director at Guidehouse. Check out our conversation to see what background and expertise he brings to you, the Energy Central Community, and then I encourage you to welcome him to our community, ask for his insights on demand management topics, and more.


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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