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Welcome to the Load Management Dialogues podcast presented by PLMA . Here you will discover industry trends and thinking in practical applications of dynamic load management, including demand response and distributed energy resources.

Welcome to the Load Management Dialogues podcast presented by PLMA . Here you will discover industry trends and thinking in practical applications of dynamic load management, including demand response and distributed energy resources.
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Welcome to the Load Management Dialogues podcast presented by PLMA . Here you will discover industry trends and thinking in practical applications of dynamic load management, including demand response and distributed energy resources.

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@PLMADR

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English


Episodes

A Path Forward for Integrated Demand Side Management and PLMA’s Next 20 Years

10/10/2019
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Joel Gilbert co-founded PLMA in 1999 because he foresaw the industry needed innovative thinking and a collaborative working group to solve the peak load management challenges of the day. As PLMA looks to celebrate its 20th anniversary in St., Petersburg this November, Joel believes the industry needs a bit of a “reset button” to move it past the “evolutionary incrementalism” and refinements of buggy whips it currently is considering. In this dialogue with Rich Philip from Duke Energy, Joel...

Duration:00:40:37

Efficiency Vermont, Green Mountain Power, and Dynamic Organics for Flexible Load Management

10/3/2019
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Gain key insights from a 16th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Thought Leader. This project demonstrated the importance of partnerships for successful peak load management to benefit Vermonters, reducing carbon and the overall cost of the energy delivery system. Efficiency Vermont had a long-term customer relationship with Brattleboro Retreat, a healthcare facility in Southern Vermont. The project renewed utilization and controls optimization for a 1990s legacy, 3.2 MWh chiller and ice...

Duration:00:24:17

2019-09-12 Viking Cold Solutions for Using Thermal Energy Storage as a Grid Asset

9/12/2019
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Gain key insights from a 16th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Technology Pioneer. Commercial & industrial freezers (10,000 to 200,000+ square feet) in the food and beverage, foodservice, grocery, and cold storage industries require massive amounts of electricity to keep frozen food product temperatures stable between 0 and -20 degrees Fahrenheit. These facilities maintain the highest demand per cubic foot of any industrial category and globally spend over $40 billion on energy every...

Duration:00:29:31

Load Flexibility Potential in U.S. by 2030

9/5/2019
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A recent study by The Brattle Group identified nearly 200 GW of cost-effective load flexibility potential in the U.S. by 2030. This load flexibility potential, which equates to 20% of estimated U.S. peak load in 2030, would more than triple the existing demand response (DR) capability and would be worth more than $15 billion annually in avoided system costs. In this webcast, the authors of the study will discuss key findings and their implications for the demand response market, including...

Duration:00:34:58

2019-08-15 Rocky Mountain Power for Frequency Dispatch

8/15/2019
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PacifiCorp demonstrated that Demand Response (DR) resources can be used to deliver GridScale Fast DR to meet frequency dispatch and BAL 3 requirements. This project demonstrated that the Cool Keeper system could be used in an additional capacity with very tight control response. PacifiCorp designed and implemented the automatic dispatch of residential customers enrolled in the Rocky Mountain Power Cool Keeper program utilizing Eaton’s two-way devices and Yukon portal to respond to frequency...

Duration:00:30:02

Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric, and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for Water Heater Communications

8/1/2019
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Gain key insights from a 16th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Technology Pioneer. A team from the Pacific Northwest spearheaded by three individuals — Tony Koch of the Bonneville Power Administration, Conrad Eustis of Portland General Electric, and Geoff Wickes of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance — demonstrated that funding shipments of only smart, DR-enabled water heaters into the Pacific NW would be cost justified to enable a new paradigm for “connected” technologies. The “smart”,...

Duration:00:36:03

Indiana Michigan Power and Tendril for Residential IDSM Approach

7/11/2019
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Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) worked with Tendril to implement Orchestrated Energy, a connected thermostat demand response program dramatically shifting peak load and improving the energy efficiency beyond that of smart thermostats, without sacrificing customer comfort. I&M uses this program as a customer engagement tool that also provides demand response load while keeping customers comfortable. I&M envisions this program as another way to become a trusted energy advisor to their customers...

Duration:00:28:40

Integrated Demand-Side Management - The Journey Continues

6/27/2019
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Traditionally, utilities have separated their energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) portfolios into distinct, and isolated, portfolios. As distributed energy resources (DERs) are deployed across the distribution grid and policy mandates shift, utilities and implementers are repurposing their demand-side management (DSM) programs (e.g., energy efficiency, demand response, distributed energy, and energy storage) toward integrated approaches that take advantage of natural synergies...

Duration:00:59:49

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Excess Supply Demand Response Program

5/23/2019
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The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Excess Supply Demand Response program (XSP) demonstrates capabilities of demand-side resources to consume or decrease load as a service to the grid to address intermittency due to oversupply of renewables generation as distributed generation accelerates. The California PUC Load Shift Working Group noted in 2018 that the XSP was the only existing load shifting participation model. Designed to capture the full value of flexible resources to the grid...

Duration:00:28:05

Future of Distributed Energy Resources Compendium

5/4/2019
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A new compendium published by PLMA details eight industry initiatives where leading utilities are partnering with their customers and allies to demonstrate the path to a more integrated approach to distributed energy resources. Where do today's load management activities (including demand response, energy efficiency, and renewable energy programs fit in a distributed energy resource future of non-wires alternatives, energy storage, and more?

Duration:00:25:53

ConEd's Brooklyn Queens NWA Project

4/16/2019
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Discover key considerations from this leading non-wires-alternatives (NWA) project to deferring the need for traditional electric grid infrastructure upgrades. This discussion will share insight regarding project identification, procurement processes, benefit cost analysis tool development, and rate case incentives. Discover key takeaways and lessons learned from this first large program ConEd implemented and how it led to a streamlined approach of identifying and implementing newer...

Duration:00:30:57

National Grid's Non-Wires Alternative Projects

4/16/2019
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Discover key considerations from two leading non-wires-alternatives (NWA) projects. The Tiverton Project helped defer the need for traditional electric grid infrastructure upgrades. This discussion will share insight regarding customer-driven load curtailment program focused on automated demand response (DR) utilizing a wide variety of DR and energy efficiency resources. The Old Forge project is focused on solving distribution grid constraints and providing grid resilience solutions with a...

Duration:00:30:00

Southern California Edison's Distributed Energy Storage Virtual Power Plant Project

4/4/2019
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Discover key considerations from two leading non-wires-alternatives (NWA) projects. This 85 MW project active since December 2016 is perhaps the most sophisticated DER-provided capacity and NWA project in North America. It incorporates demand response with battery storage available for up to 4 hours when dispatched in West Los Angeles Basin, including parts of Orange and Los Angeles Counties, in California. It was the first large-scale test of customer-sited resources for SCE and its size...

Duration:00:32:31