THE PREMISE. As gas and electric utilities drive towards clean energy and zero carbon, there is an ever-increasing need for load balancing resources, the least cost and most plentiful of which is energy efficiency. While energy efficiency holds great promise, saving energy is no longer always a net good for the system, instead, it is about shifting load to consume and store energy when it is clean and reduce load when it is dirty and costly.
THE PRESENTER. We brought in Matt Golden of Recurve (formerly Open EE) for this webinar. His work at Recurve puts him at the front of one of the most important things happening in the utility industry today: developing a system for open source metering of energy-efficiency impacts accounts for the time and locational impacts of changes behind the meter on demand. Rather than paying customers for monthly savings in advance, this approach is enabling markets where demand flexibility can be treated and valued like other DERs — unlocking its full value and encouraging private innovation and investment.
THANKS to Debra Little for curating this webinar. AjO.earth