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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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@PLMADR

Language:

English


Episodes

Perspectives on FERC Order 2222

10/27/2020
On September 17, FERC issued Order 2222, directing ISOs/RTOs to open their markets to participation by aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs). This Order may have broad implications for RTOs, states, utilities, service providers, and customers, ranging from technical, to jurisdictional, to financial, to operational. This interesting and timely discussion will provide perspectives on the Order from an Investor Owned Utility, Electric Cooperatives, a State Coalition, and a Service...

Duration:01:01:33

City of New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services for Building Operator Engagement

8/13/2020
Gain Key Insights from a 17th PLMA Award-winning Initiative in the Thought Leader category. The City of New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), through its Division of Energy Management, had the vision to expand an initial electricity-only Demand Response program that encompasses 470 facilities across 30 city agencies and institutions. It’s the single largest contributor to grid relief in the New York Independent System Operator NYC Zone J territory. In addition to...

Duration:00:31:57

CPS Energy Public Engagement aired July 16 2020

7/16/2020
CPS Energy for Public Engagement with Justin Chamberlain and Julie Cain, CPS Energy; and Michael Smith, National Grid Gain key insights from a 17th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Thought Leader. Recognizing the need to protect their customers from potential increase in energy costs resulting from projected peak load demands and megawatt availability in the ERCOT market, CPS Energy’s leadership challenged the Demand Response (DR) team to grow the company’s DR program for summer 2019 by...

Duration:00:28:39

Austin Energy SHINES Project aired 7-9-2020

7/9/2020
Gain key insights from a 17th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Technology Pioneer. The Austin SHINES project (Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV) pilots the integration of utility-scale, commercial, and residential resources on the distribution grid and under the holistic coordination of a DERMS platform (Distributed Energy Resource Management System). The DERMS was provided and developed with the utility’s project partner, Doosan GridTech, and performs as...

Duration:00:23:20

COVID-19 Impacts on Load Management Programs aired 2020-06-17

6/18/2020
Gain key insights from the results of a PLMA survey conducted in partnership with Guidehouse to assess COVID-19 impacts on load management programs, especially for the upcoming summer months. The purpose of this survey was to collect information and disseminate insights on how utilities are adapting to changes/challenges from the COVID-19 crisis in terms of managing their Demand Response resources and how load management programs are being modified to adapt to the...

Duration:00:29:10

Battery Recycling in Belgium aired 2020-06-18

6/18/2020
Gain key insights from a 17th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Technology Pioneer. Connected Energy (UK) Ltd.’s system installed at the Umicore industrial site in Belgium reuses Renault Kangoo batteries which previously powered 48 vehicles in France. The system provides a frequency response service to Elia, the Belgium system operator, to help it balance electricity supply and demand for network stability. It is the first time 'second-life’ batteries have been used at an industrial scale...

Duration:00:32:13

2020-06-04 APS and EnergyHub for APS DER Aggregations

6/4/2020
Gain key insights from a 17th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Program Pacesetter. Arizona Public Service (APS) has implemented programs that reimagine the relationship between a utility and distributed energy resources (DERs) and that will be instrumental in its commitment to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050. APS uses EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform to dynamically manage a portfolio of grid-edge assets including thermostats, batteries, water heaters, and solar inverters for an array...

Duration:00:30:07

2020-05-28 Electricity Pricing Difficulty

5/28/2020
For decades, there has been the promise of time-differentiated and dynamic pricing for electricity consumers, yet we are still far from reaching that elusive goal. This disconnect between price signals and marginal costs has complicated efforts to modulate system peaks and fill the duck curve’s belly. At the same time, customers do not tend to desire more complex rates, being comfortable with their traditional flat rate despite the fact they don’t know what a kilowatt hour is. But now, with...

Duration:01:09:33

2020-05-07 Calculating Cost-Effectiveness

5/7/2020
Join our guests Julie Michals of E4TheFuture and Michael Brown of NV Energy. Learn how E4TheFuture is partnering with DOE to offer guidance on how cost effectiveness testing can include the impacts of flexible load management, to include demand response and distributed energy resources. Julie will offer insights from “The National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM)” published in 2017 with a focus on cost-effectiveness assessment of energy efficiency, and which is actively being expanded to...

Duration:00:33:03

2020-04-02 DOE's Future Connected Communities Validating Buildings as Grid Resource

4/2/2020
Please join our presenters: Discover how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Building Technologies Office is expanding its research to validate grid-interactive efficient buildings as a grid resource. Gain insights regarding key findings on grid-interactive efficient buildings research and future opportunities. The dialogue will focus on a significant investment planned by DOE in Connected Communities. As used here, the term Connected Community is a group of grid-interactive efficient...

Duration:01:00:33

Behavioral Demand Response Programs

3/26/2020
Join the Customer Engagement Interest group as we explore residential behavioral DR techniques currently employed across various utilities. We’ll have Baltimore Gas and Electric speaking about their large scale Peak-Time Rebate program, Arizona Public Service giving us insights on their award-winning Smart Thermostat program, and discover how CPS Energy engages over 300,000 customers in Behavioral Demand Response through friendly competition.

Duration:01:00:20

The Promise and Progress of Integrated Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs

3/19/2020
In a large missed opportunity to boost power grid flexibility and benefit customers, relatively few US utilities have programs that fully integrate energy efficiency and demand response, according to ACEEE’s recently published review of 44 utility portfolios. Program administrators typically have approached and implemented energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) programs separately. While the benefits and value of integrated EE/DR programs have long been recognized, ACEEE’s recent...

Duration:00:50:55

02-27-2020 Utility Dive's State of the Electric Utility Industry Survey: Insights for Load Management Practitioners

2/27/2020
Join this discussion about implications for load management practitioners from Utility Dive's Annual Industry Survey.

Duration:00:31:48

Trends and Opportunities in Residential Energy Management

2/10/2020
This webcast presents industry insights, buzz from the recent Consumer Electronics Show and new consumer and industry research from Parks Associates, including adoption of smart home products, new partnerships, and deployment of new programs by utilities.

Duration:01:01:42

2019-10-31 PLMA Customer Engagement Group Discussion

11/1/2019
Join us to learn more about the exciting and unique opportunities utilities have to provide their customers with products and services while meeting program goals and deepening customer relations. A growing number of utilities have launched or are considering online marketplaces aiming to engage customers effectively in an era of increasing online service offerings. Marketplaces offer customers a unique opportunity to purchase products or select services from their trusted energy advisor...

Duration:00:51:33

Women in Demand Management Survey and Group Discussion

10/23/2019
Women in Demand Management Interest Group Survey & Discussion The Group Co-chairs want your input about the PLMA Women in Demand Management Interest Group, even if you are not a member or a woman. The survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Women-in-DM-2019-Survey will take less than 3 minutes to complete. Individual responses are confidential. Please encourage your fellow PLMA members to respond to this survey. The survey results will be shared during the October 23 webcast. According to the...

Duration:00:31:27

2019-10-17 Eversource Energy for Commercial and Industrial Active-Demand Management Demonstration

10/17/2019
Gain key insights from a 16th PLMA Award-winning initiative for Thought Leader. Eversource Energy introduced an innovative holistic approach to reducing peak demand among commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. Their active-demand management demonstration utilized a wide range of technologies, including battery storage, ice storage, phase change material thermal storage, advanced software and controls and wi-fi thermostats, to engage large and small C&I customers. Not only did the...

Duration:00:28:06

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

10/10/2019
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
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
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