40th PLMA Conference
November 04, 2019 - November 06, 2019
St. PetersburgFLUnited States
If you’re headed to the 40th PLMA Conference, contact us to schedule a meeting, and make plans to attend Track A on November 6th:
Evaluating Future Peak Loads with DER Adoption Forecasting
Time: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:30–10:00 a.m. (Track A)
Speakers: Andy Whitaker, Clean Power Research and Patrick McCoy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
This presentation will address an emerging challenge: how to forecast the adoption of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and the resulting load impact on the distribution system. Load management practitioners are increasingly evaluating opportunities to control and optimize DERs. They understand the value of DERs as alternatives to conventional asset investments. But to get the full picture, they need a detailed understanding of future DER technology adoption, an accurate representation of associated grid impacts, and the ability to model rate design and cost trajectory scenarios. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and Clean Power Research (CPR) partnered to build a customer-level DER adoption forecast software tool. This is the first time that smart meter data, building data, customer behavior data, and machine learning have been combined in a tool to provide on-demand DER adoption forecasts for analysts, strategists, and planners across the utility.