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North American Demand Response Season Starts Strong with Heat Wave

By Jessie Mehrhoff on Jul 6, 2021 8:19:13 AM

At the start of the summer demand response season in North America, grid operators have already used Enbala's Concerto™ platform to dispatch about 100 events to keep the grid stable as heat waves settled upon the western half of North America. Our thoughts are with those in the extreme heat, and we know that describing rising temperatures — coupled with wildfires and severe weather — as "disruptive" is an understatement. However, high temperatures point to the need for distributed energy resource (DER) orchestration to keep the grid stable and to help keep utility customers as comfortable as possible.

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Topics: distributed energy resources, demand response, grid reliability, heat wave

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