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Making the Case for Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heating in 2014

Grid-Interactive Water Heating (GIWH) is the emerging consensus term describing real-time, two-way communication between the GIWH appliance and the Smart Grid, electric utility, ISO or aggregation entity.

4/14/2014
When: Monday, April 14, 2014
From 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Mountain time)
Where: Embassy Suites Denver Downtown
(or you may choose web simulcast)
1420 Stout Street
Denver, Colorado  80202
United States
Contact: April Becerra
(602) 821-4920


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Making the Case for Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heating in 2014

produced by the PLMA Grid-Interactive Water Heating Interest Group
Monday, April 14, 2014 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Mountain time
Embassy Suites Downtown, Denver, Colorado
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Grid-Interactive Water Heating (GIWH) is the emerging consensus term describing real-time, two-way communication between the GIWH appliance and the Smart Grid, electric utility, ISO or aggregation entity. When equipped with a GIWH control, a large-capacity (80+ gallons) ETS (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.



1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Introduction to Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heating

- The PJM Perspective, Scott Baker, PJM Interconnection
Grid-Interactive Electric Thermal Storage (GETS) Water Heating - Theory and Practice, Paul Steffes, Steffes Corp.
- Making The Case! Learning to Walk Before We Run, Eddie Webster, Great River Energy


1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Networking break
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Policy and Technology Update

- Waivers Vs. Classifications, DOE and the US Congress, Panel Discussion
- Development and Application of GIWH Technology, Dan Flohr, Sequentric Energy Systems
- Update on Battelle's GIWH Initiative, Levi Reeves, Service Logic
- GIWH Technology Roadmap - The EPRI Perspective, Harshal Upadhye with Angela Cheung, EPRI


3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Networking break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Emerging Market Opportunities and Challenges

- Renewable Integration Utilizing GIWH Technology, Bill Kallock, Integral Analytics
- From GIWH to RSWH, Broadening the Technology Application, Steven Koep, Vaughn Thermal
- GIWH - The Way Forward - Closing Panel Discussion; Gary Connett, Great River Energy; Paul Steffes, Steffes Corp.; Kenneth Black, ESource, Joe Childs, Eaton Corp.; Steven Koep, Vaughn Thermal Corp.

5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Adjourn

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!"



Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 as the national voice of demand response. It is a community of experts and practitioners dedicated to sharing knowledge, education and providing resources and expertise to advance the demand response marketplace. Learn more at www.peaklma.org.


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