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How are utilities using the interval data in your systems?

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The more progressive utilities are using them to:

Implement TOU rates with an eye to moving to more dynamic rates in the future.

Increase customer engagement through highlighting peak usage periods and usage patterns to customers.

Identify DER impacts on customer bills.

Identify potential energy theft.

Identify particular loads (such as EVs).

Granular load forecasting.

Distribution planning.

The more progressive utilities are using them to:

Implement TOU rates with an eye to moving to more dynamic rates in the future.

Increase customer engagement through highlighting peak usage periods and usage patterns to customers.

Identify DER impacts on customer bills.

Identify potential energy theft.

Identify particular loads (such as EVs).

Granular load forecasting.

Distribution planning.

I would like to add a few ideas to Chris's list:

1.  Identifying customers for energy efficiency or demand response program marketing efforts (if provided for in your utility's customer data usage policy);

2.  Verifying and/or quantifying demand response from participants in residential air conditioner compressor cycling programs (or other demand response programs);

3.  Offer a "high bill alert" program (which uses an algorithm to project a customer's next electric bill using interval usage data from the first week or two into a customer's billing cycle.)

Paul Alvarez, President, Wired Group

Sagewell's SageSight platform includes tools for utilities to evaluate:

  • Real-time EM&V for energy efficiency programs
  • Customer profitability to identify which customer classes are most and least profitable
  • EV load shapes to identify potential customers to participate in load management programs

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