Utilities have long used load control technology to shed load in order to ensure grid reliability and defer capital investment. Recently, more and more utilities are beginning to use load control to limit their wholesale power costs. Also, the expanding implementation of distributed energy resources in all utility segments (IOU, municipal, cooperative) has created new challenges in balancing the grid that is uniquely addressed by load control. All of these applications make the case for load control more compelling than ever.
In this session you will learn
- Aclara’s new load control products and future roadmap
- the evolving applications for load control
- the business case for load control
- the contributions of the Load Control Advisory Panel.