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Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group – August 26, 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.

EV Charging 108: Vehicle to Grid

Chandana Sasidharan

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/ev-charging-108-vehicle-grid   

With each passing week, it seems the world of load management on the grid is becoming more and more integrated with the simultaneous efforts to electrify transport. The ability for fleets of EVs to serve as mobile and flexible sources of energy demand (and time-shifted supply) is one of the most intriguing upcoming trends in the power sector, and Chandanda Sasidharan (Senior Research Associate at Alliance for an Energy Efficienct Economy) highlights what the technology required for a vehicle-to-grid integration will be. These are topics that every utility will need to get up to speed on, so primers like this prove invaluable.

 

FERC poised to remove State Opt-Out for Demand Response Programs

Rao Konidena

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/gr/ferc-poised-remove-state-opt-out-demand-response-programs    

If vehicle to grid is the future of load management, demand response is the present. And policies for how demand response is handled on energy markets and on a state-to-state basis are evolving rapidly to tap into this resource, so this news on FERC developments shared by Rao Konidena of Rakon Energy LLC is critical information, particularly in how he breaks down the main feedback and comments submitted by relevant stakeholders during this rulemaking process.

 

New peak demand data shows the impacts of climate change

Christopher Neely

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/new-peak-demand-data-shows-impacts-climate-change

When it comes to challenges facing the power sector, it goes without saying that climate change is the overarching umbrella that touches upon pretty much all of them. Watching consumer demand patterns has been critical for utilities to make sure they are properly planning for the future, but also as a sign of the impacts to a warming climate and how those are going to become a potential feedback loop of demand growing at an even greater rate. These topics must be a part of all boardroom conversations in the power sector, so the coverage from Christopher Neely on the topic is quite timely.

 


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