PG&E and Olivine are recipients of a Peak Load Management Alliance (PMLA) Program Pacesetters for our groundbreaking work on load shift programs.

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Excess Supply Demand Response program (XSP) demonstrates capabilities of demand-side resources to consume or decrease load as a service to the grid to address intermittency due to oversupply of renewables generation as distributed generation accelerates.  The California PUC Load Shift Working Group noted in 2018 that the XSP was the only existing load shifting participation model.  Designed to capture the full value of flexible resources to the grid it has been incorporated into initiatives across various consumer types including California Energy Commission EPIC Total Charge Management project, PG&E’s Electric Vehicle Charge Network Load Management Plan, and the Pittsburg USD School Bus Renewables Integration Project.

Congratulations all around, but particularly to PG&E Expert Program Manager, Jonathan Burrows!

The full press release is available here: PLMA Award Winner Media Release.