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From direct load control to flexible grid management: The evolution of demand response
Clare Valentine, Amy Schmidt | March 17, 2021
Utility demand response is moving from traditional one-way direct load control programs to flexible, dynamic approaches that meet grid needs, maintain high customer satisfaction, and support increased adoption of renewables. We’ve identified five trends that are leading this transition.
Go with the Flow: Visions for Connected Water Heaters
Clare Valentine | December 31, 2019
Controlling your customers’ water heaters can provide grid benefits with minimal customer impact, but utilities are just beginning to unlock their potential. In this Forum session, we discussed innovative approaches to water heater load management and explored the value these programs deliver.
E Source Forum 2019 speaker interviews
January 8, 2020
Did you miss the 2019 E Source Forum? Or did you go but missed a session or two? Watch these short video interviews of some of the Forum 2019 speakers to learn more about the technology, DSM, marketing, communications, CX, account management, and distributed energy topics they covered.
Leader Perspectives on the Clean Power Plan
Michael Shepard, Jim Rogers, Ralph Cavanagh, Sue Kelly, John Di Stasio | March 29, 2018
Four members of the E Source advisory board discussed the implications and realities of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan—an Obama administration policy aimed at curbing global warming.
Battery killers: How water heaters have evolved into grid-scale energy-storage devices
David Podorson | September 9, 2014
Most people think of their water heater as a device designed solely for heating bath water or helping to wash a sink full of dishes. But electric water heaters can provide some of the most rapidly responding, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective energy storage available.