Project Kicked off in May 2021. TAC formed. Kick-off benefits questionnaire completed. As of April 2023, the project has enrolled 19 MW of peak load into DR programs and/or responding to TOU price signals using automation technology.
Building on EPC-16-045 which developed the tools needed by growers and proved the ability to deliver load flexibility under the right conditions, this project will ramp up agricultural demand response (DR) capacity and facilitate load shift from agricultural energy users (AEU) through technology deployment of automation systems that enable AEU to respond to curtailment and price signals from existing and emerging grid management systems.
The technology deployed will enable effective response to time of use rates and facilitates participation in demand response programs through the shifting of agricultural irrigation pumping in response to grid signals.
The technology deployed will enable participation in demand response programs through the shifting of agricultural irrigation pumping to periods of surplus renewable energy, which improves system reliability.
Polaris Energy Services Inc.