|GIWH Atlanta Workshop Archive|
Archived Presentations from…Come on in, the Water’s Fine:
The Emerging Market for Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heating
hosted by PLMA Grid-Interactive Water Heating Interest Group
Session Co-chairs: Gary Connett, Great River Energy and Steve Koep, Vaughn Thermal Corp.
Grid-Interactive Water Heating (GIWH) is the emerging consensus term describing real-time, two-way communication between the GIWH appliance and the electric utility, ISO or aggregation entity. When equipped with a GIWH control, a large-capacity (80+ gallons) Electric Thermal Storage water heater can respond to near real-time input by enabling fast up and down regulation and frequency control for the purpose of providing ancillary services and renewable storage to the utility or grid-operator.
The PLMA Grid-Interactive Water Heating Interest Group (GIWH-IG) has been formed to provide the platform for information sharing and participative market development efforts in order to move GIWH technologies from pilot project to market introduction. Plan to join us for this highly informative workshop to learn more about Grid-Interactive Water Heating and its potential for carbon reduction, renewable storage and grid-optimization. "Come on in, the water’s fine!”
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Introduction to Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heating
9:45 – 11:15 Emerging Market Opportunities and Challenges
11:30 – 1:00 Emerging Market Opportunities and Challenges
1:00 p.m. Closing remarks and Adjourn