|Title||Demand Response Spinning Reserve Demonstration - Phase 2 Findings from the Summer of 2008|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Joseph H Eto, Janine Nelson-Hoffman, Eric Parker, Clark Bernier, Paul Young, Dave Sheehan, John D Kueck, Brendan J Kirby|
|Keywords||demand response, LR00-001, spinning reserves|
The Demand Response Spinning Reserve project is a pioneering demonstration showing that existing utility load-management assets can provide an important electricity system reliability resource known as spinning reserve. Using aggregated demand-side resources to provide spinning reserve as demonstrated in this project will give grid operators at the California Independent System Operator (CA ISO) and Southern California Edison (SCE) a powerful new tool to improve reliability, prevent rolling blackouts, and lower grid operating costs.
In the first phase of this demonstration project, we target marketed SCE's air-conditioning (AC) load-cycling program, called the Summer Discount Plan (SDP), to customers on a single SCE distribution feeder and developed an external website with real-time telemetry for the aggregated loads on this feeder and conducted a large number of short-duration curtailments of participating customers' air-conditioning units to simulate provision of spinning reserve. In this second phase of the demonstration project, we explored four major elements that would be critical for this demonstration to make the transition to a commercial activity:
The major findings from the second phase of this demonstration are:
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