SMUD Demand Response Strategy, Results, and System/Device Interoperability

SMUD Demand Response Strategy, Results, and System/Device Interoperability

  • Demand response pilot program results
  • Smart thermostats, electric vehicle charging, and home area networks
  • Interoperability lessons learned

Reviewing the results of SMUD’s early demand response pilots

For the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), demand response (DR) is part of the strategy to manage peak demand. In addition, these DR programs provide SMUD’s customers with more choices for managing their energy costs, increase customer engagement and satisfaction, and allow customers to connect their own devices to the utility network. The utility’s DR strategy has been based on the results of a series of DR pilots, implementation of which required connection and integration of many systems.

This presentation reviews SMUD’s early experiences with its DR pilots that ran in the summer of 2012 and 2013: a smart thermostat program, a smart electric vehicle (EV) charging program, home area network (HAN) device testing for interoperability, and planning and testing for a retail HAN deployment model.

What’s in the report

  • Overview of SMUD and its DR strategy and portfolio
  • Objectives, technologies, findings, and interoperability considerations for SMUD’s DR pilot programs
  • Key interoperability lessons learned

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