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Get a Load of This! Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Load Management Group –January 13, 2022

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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.

 

Accelerating the energy transition with Home Energy Management

Andy Bradley

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/ec/accelerating-energy-transition-home-energy-management

One of the really exciting areas we can go as an industry with the world of load management is bringing the customer directly into the process via home energy management technologies, programs, and strategies. In this white paper from Delta-EE, Andy Bradley highlights how doing so will not only benefit those customers who engage but also be a key driver in reducing energy consumption, empowering cleaner energy resources, and overall enhancing the energy transition process.

 

Energy: Cost Savings

Rafael Herzberg

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/em/energy-cost-savings-episode-24

At the same time, it’s not just the energy transition—the story of energy management practices really is saving customers energy and, ultimately, money. In this short and to the point article, Rafael Herzberg—consultant of energy affairs—highlights just what scale these energy bill savings can be particularly for large operations and industrial customers, stretching to thousands of dollars per year for the installation and use of a tool that costs less than $50.

 

Leclanche Installs Second Energy Storage System to Serve Netherlands Grid

Julian Jackson

Link to original article:  https://energycentral.com/c/em/leclanch%C3%A9-installs-second-energy-sto...

That said, for grid-scale energy management practices to really make a dent on the load profile experienced by utilities and grid operators each day, the use of utility-scale grid storage systems will be necessary. More companies are coming into this game, seeing the immense opportunity and the improving costs and efficiencies of the related technologies. Julian Jackson brings to us a good case study example from the Netherlands to highlight what’s being done and what the ultimate impact will be.

 

 

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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