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PG&E’s Supply Side Pilot Named Finalist for DistribuTECH Award
February 8th, 2016 by Stacey Hobart
Congratulations to Pacific Gas and Electric Company! POWERGRID International Magazine has named PG&E’s Supply Side Pilot (SSP) a finalist for a 2016 DistribuTECH Award. Winners will be announced tonight at the DistribuTECH kick off event in Orlando.
PG&E’s innovative SSP project is working to develop a model for flexible, behind-the-meter supply services to address intermittency and facilitate widespread grid integration of renewables. The project implements a full, end-to-end demonstration of third-party capabilities to provide these resources and is developing documentation and
insights into the processes, procedures and systems required to create a sustainable model.
Using the Proxy Demand Resource (PDR) construct, distributed energy resources (DERs) such as battery storage have been dispatched economically consistent with other types of market-based resources. Participants that fulfill monthly pilot requirements are provided a monthly capacity payment from PG&E similar to what resources might receive when providing the utility with capacity to meet resource adequacy requirements. Ultimately, the 10-MW SSP will validate the requirements needed to provide these flexibility services and examine the cost and capabilities of third-parties to provide them.
Read more: www.olivineinc.com/ssp
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