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What Are the Limits of AMI in Supporting Load Management?
To date, AMI interval data have not been applied to research projects in a way that determines the effects of energy efficiency on regional grid operations over long periods of time. This study seeks increase those effects.
The role of AMI technology in determining the effects of energy efficiency on regional grid operations has been widely assumed to be pertinent and useful. However, to date, AMI interval data have not been applied to research projects in such a way as to determine the effects across long periods of time—for example, across a year that contains the longitudinal span of summer and winter peak days and months.
This project sought to explore longitudinal AMI data to better understand the effects of energy efficiency on a regional grid. It also investigated the effects for distribution utilities, to inform future utility planning in a changing energy system and landscape.