Managing Your Load for Money and Energy Security: Demand Response and Time-Variable Pricing  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
2 hours
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.3 CEU

This workshop will provide participants with insight into finding the right DR programs and TVP offerings they can take advantage of to turn federal facilities' demand flexibility capabilities into dollars and enhanced energy security — for both their sites and the grid. Both utility and ISO/RTO offerings will be covered. The workshop will explain ways in which federal sites have been able to obtain – and retain (for their own use) – these savings, including federal-specific procurement mechanisms. It will make the argument that this largely "unturned stone" of federal cost savings is almost always available, in one form or another, to any federal facility with a peak load of roughly 500 kW or more (and often to those with peak loads below that).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize what DR is, in its broadest sense, including not only participation in conventional DR programs from utilities and ISO/RTOs, but also load management toward lowering conventional demand (and sometimes ISO/RTO capacity) charges;
  • Recognize the potential for DR and/or load management at their own sites, at least generally, and know what research needs to be done to make a fully informed participation choice;
  • Identify the various means by which federal facilities can sign up for DR programs and then accept and retain the proceeds for their own sites; and
  • Identify the multitudes of ways in which DR and load management can be conducted, such as curtailing HVAC via BASs, shutting down elevator banks, dimming lights, etc.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: