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Demand Flexibility: A New Approach to Modernize the Grid

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November 22, 2019
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Demand Flexibility: A New Approach to Modernize the Grid

To effectively integrate renewable resources into the grid, utilities need to address the growing load shape challenges driven by variability and electrification of heating and transportation.

In this article series for T&D World Magazine, Recurve's Matt Golden, Adam Scheer and Carmen Best explain how a smart meter interval data, combined with open source methods and software, can provide transparent measurement of load shape changes (resource curves) and integration of demand flexibility into energy markets.

Flexibility resources must move beyond traditional designs and evaluation approaches to deliver reliable, verifiable changes in demand that meet specific time-and-locational grid needs. The first steps in this evolution are already underway. Meter-based P4P approaches that pay time-varying incentives for aggregated load impacts are currently being administered by leading utilities and other entities around the country, including in California, New York, and Oregon. These P4P programs determine hourly load impacts via open-source CalTRACK methods that are carried out through the OpenEEmeter.

Read the full article at T&D World.

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