Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group –September 23, 2021
- Sep 23, 2021 3:48 pm GMT
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!
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/cp/powering-home-electric-vehicle-%E2%80%A6-not-quite-yet#ece-comments
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
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/pip/modular-substations-provide-flexibility-needed-net-zero-uk
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
Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/data-centers-and-move-smarter-grids
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?
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