Green Mountain Power’s Latest Distributed Energy Play: Smart Water Heaters for 99 Cents a Month

From Greentech Media:

GMP is using software from Virtual Peaker, a Kentucky-based startup that was one of five to win the utility’s GMP Inspire Space contest last year, to manage these grid integration tasks, he said. “We can basically push a button, schedule water heaters to turn off at this time and use the resulting load drop to reduce systemwide capacity charges, or mitigate congestion on distribution circuits.”

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About The Author

Jeff is the VP of Sales for Virtual Peaker. He has spent his entire career in energy and data analytics where he has led teams working with utilities, government agencies, oil and gas companies, and financial institutions to help drive growth strategy and manage energy transition. He has worked with a team of analysts in developing an integrated resource plan (IRP) for a major U.S. vertically integrated utility, with a focus on load forecasting, locational marginal pricing (LMP) prediction, and long-term grid reliability. He has also managed the development of marketing and growth strategy for one of the four largest global oil and gas firms with a focus on the long-term viability of the Asian market-entry strategy.

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