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Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group –December 16, 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.

 

Energy Storage Outlook for 2022

Karen Marcus

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/energy-storage-outlook-2022

Energy storage is undoubtedly one of the key tools necessary to unlock the power of load management strategies, whether on a micro level or on a macro level. Further, the technology is making improvements every day, and so this outlook for energy storage in 2022 is reason for excitement and optimism. Take a read to wrap your head around what the next year for battery technology and installations will look like.

 

Is the UK Going to Face a Harsh Winter?

Julian Jackson

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/uk-going-face-harsh-winter  

One of the biggest stories in the world of energy in recent weeks has undoubtedly been the fuel shortage and associated price spikes, and both of those measures are surely being ramped up because of the fear for a particularly harsh winter across the globe. The colder the winter weather, the more that heating fuels will be called upon, putting additional stress on an already strained system, and a scenario making load management both more critical and more challenging. This article dives into what the forecast predicts for the United Kingdom headed into this winter season.

 

Extreme winter weather still threatens Texas’ electric grid, ERCOT assessment finds

Christopher Neely

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/extreme-winter-weather-still-threatens-texas%E2%80%99-electric-grid-ercot-assessment

Of course it’s not just overseas that winter weather is throwing a wrench in the grid planning process, as the ERCOT grid in Texas continues to see scrutiny and impact from the winter storms of this past February that ended in disaster. Regulators and stakeholders have a magnifying glass on ERCOT heading into this winter, with studies like the one linked here highlighting that the risk of a repeat incident has not been mitigated.

 

 

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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