A Deep Look at Sacramento’s Groundbreaking Use of Distributed Energy and Customer Data

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Greentech Media dives into SMUD’s effort to integrated DER with the help of Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and engineering firm Black & Veatch.

From the report:

“SMUD has incorporated all three elements of SEPA’s protocol for dealing with DERs — evaluating them as grid assets, integrating customer insights, and reconfiguring the utility’s standard operating practices to make use of these new sources of data. Unlike most traditional utility distribution grid planning, however, this process begins not with power flow models or engineering estimates, but with customer data.”

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