Gridstream gives utilities options for load balancing and management, including variable rates, direct load control and dynamic voltage management. Using Command Center or other integrated software, utilities can implement multiple control schedules for cycling air conditioners, electric heating and water heating that can be set to respond automatically to seasonal changes or critical peak days. Direct load control is also used effectively to manage commercial and agricultural loads, such as irrigation pumps.
Dynamic voltage management programs use SCADA information and voltage data from Gridstream meters to automatically adjust regulators and capacitor banks during peak and thereby lower load requirements.
Variable rate structures also provide consumers with incentives to voluntarily reduce load. TOU
Home area network tools can work much like direct load control to shed peak load. Programmable Controllable Thermostats and smart appliances can receive pricing information
To learn more about Landis+Gyr load management options, contact us today