Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group – July 29, 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.


370kwh lithium iron phosphate commercial bank battery

John Cromer

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It’s no secret that energy storage is going to be the key to unlocking new potential load management practices, from demand response to load shifting and otherwise. In that light, new technologies being integrated commercially are always big news in the load management group, and John Cromer of Community.Solar highlights a new installation: the Fortress Power eVault MAX installation. See the great picture and description of what this tech will do, and feel free to kick off a conversation about what you think the implications are when you visit the comments!


DR Is Essential

Rafael Herzberg

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Regardless of the technology or strategies used to implement demand response, this post from Energy Central regular Rafael Herzberg highlights a lot of the ‘why’: why do we need demand response, why should we be investigating new tools, and why do we care at all. Check it out for a good primer and leave him a question in the comments if you’re not yet convinced.


Demand Supply Imbalance and Transmission System Explosion Lead to The Iraqi Blackout

Dr. Amal Khashab

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Sticking with the question of ‘why,’ Dr. Khashab also highlights why this is an important area on which to focus, as the worst case scenario happened in this case study he shared: load imbalance, excessive demand, and strain on resources led to a blackout across the grid system in Iraq. There are many tools needed, but load management strategies will be integral to these global systems.


303 Battery: The World’s First Net Zero Energy Highrise Apartment Building

David Mandell

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Lastly, going from what could go wrong with load management to what can go right, David Mandell highlights a success story showing the net zero apartment building that utilizes passive design, energy efficiency, and thoughtful load management to reach net zero status—a world’s first. Check it out and let him know in the comments which aspects of the building you wish you could apply to where you live!


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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