Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group –September 23, 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.


Powering Home with Electric Vehicle… Not Quite Yet!

Alicia Cai

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The world of load management is often abuzz with how electric vehicles—both individually owned cars and fleet EVs—can be the next great tool in the world of demand response. However, it’s not necessarily easy and smooth sailing to get from here to that point, says Alicia Cai. In this article, she created a compelling conversation that engaged the Load Management community, so definitely read her article the jump down to the comments to see the debate.


Modular Substations Provide the Flexibility for a Net Zero UK

Jeffrey Morrow

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In addition to EVs, new modular substations is a technology that has many load management professionals talking. That’s why I was thrilled to see Jeffrey Morrow of Ref-Chem share this article from his colleague Matt Brough. The ability to add  flexibility to the grid is going to be critical for all grid operators moving forward, so vetting the technology today is critical.


Data Centers and the Move to Smarter Grids

Julian Jackson

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Data centers became one of the early and optimal spots for clean energy, with high and consistent energy loads that could be sited virtually anywhere. These characteristics, says Julian Jackson, may also position data centers to be at the center of the revolution towards smarter grids and optimized demand management processes. Do you think major tech companies with massive data centers will be a key area in the load management practices of tomorrow?


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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