Develop and Pilot Test Flexible Demand Response Control Strategies for Water Pumping Stations and Industrial Refrigeration Plants
The agreement developed pilot testing of demand response controls at a water pumping station and industrial refrigeration plant to determine the potential of achieving at least 20% demand reduction.
The agreement has ended. All CEC reimbursable funds have been paid. The Final report is under review.
The project develops technologies with the potential to achieve at least 20% demand reduction or adjustment for fast and flexible demand response (DR). The pilot demonstrations are at 2 different end use sectors: 1) a water pumping station and 2) commercial refrigerated food warehouse. The control strategies demonstrated can be replicated to show plant managers a way to integrate control strategies to reduce and adjust demand, to achieve new levels of operational reliability and efficiency.
The project has the potential to reduce demand for a variety of grid use cases including fast ramping, operating reserves, frequency regulation, and peak load reduction. This can result in lower demand charges and energy costs to the customer.
Supporting fast and flexible demand response helps to augment power system reliability and results in less stress on the grid by reducing peak loads. These services can help with maintaining system reliability.
Key Project Members
Aqua Sierra Controls
California Water Service
Hoffman Marketing Communications, Inc..
PSD Associated, LLC
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
San Diego Gas &
Southern California Edison