CARD Webinar: Load shifting: the market potential for carbon and energy savings

Event Date

11/10/2020 11:00:00 AM

Event Location

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Event Details

CEE's Director of Planning and Engagement Jenny Edwards will present in this webinar hosted by the Minnesota Department of Commerce identifying how load shifting measures may fit within Minnesota’s energy efficiency program.

From the Minnesota Department of Commerce: 

Building code advancements continue to chip away at program baselines. Some of our tried-and-true energy savings measures come close to saturating the market. It's getting tougher – and more expensive - for utilities to meet savings goals. Utilities can prioritize measures that shift time of use, reduce overall energy use, and lower costs and emissions – all without disrupting the grid. 

But when load shifting increases overall energy use, there’s a conflict with energy efficiency policy. Load shifting can also create a potential incentive for load building. Regulators need better tools to assess the system value of load shifting. Then they can weigh tradeoffs between policy, emissions savings, cost reductions, and load building.

Join us for a webinar in which Jeannette LeZaks and Maddie Kollbeck from Slipstream, and Jenny Edwards from the Center for Energy and Environment unpack these issues. The team’s research quantifies the economic, energy, and emissions impacts of measures that shift load - with or without saving energy – identifying how load shifting measures may fit within Minnesota’s energy efficiency program. The team also modeled multiple measures in future planning scenarios, including higher penetrations of renewable generation.

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