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​​Cross-sector Demand Response
Here is a link to the project evaluation: Project Evaluation

The Thermal storage project is testing residential ceramic heaters (space heating), electric water heater controls, and industrial and commercial cold storage.

Goals and objectives:
  • Facilitate the rapid development and deployment of end-use controllable loads to provide balancing services for BPA and local benefits to BPA power customers
  • Demonstrate how distributed flexible end use loads can be used for energy storage and integration of renewable energy
  • Analyze and test dispatch optimization strategies and evaluate the economics of widespread use of end use loads for providing load following reserves
Project Participants:
Lower Valley Energy (LVE)
Cowlitz County PUD (Cowlitz PUD)
City of Forest Grove
Consumers Power Inc. (CPI) ​