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Dialogue: PLMA Award Winner: Western Power's 100 MW Challenge
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: PLMA Load Management Dialogue

PLMA Load Management Leadership 18th PLMA Award Winners
Summer 2021 Webinar Series
PLMA Load Management Dialogue

Load Management Dialogue: Western Power, Schneider Electric

Western Power's 100 MW Challenge Engages Businesses to Smooth the Duck Curve, Support the Grid
Moderated by Peter Bergeron, Awards Co-Chair
With Kathryn Granheim, Western Power (Australia); Jenny Roehm, Schneider Electric
Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET

Western Power partnered with commercial and industrial businesses in Western Australia to build flexibility services into customer solutions as a way to create a more sustainable, reliable and innovative network for the future. With Western Power’s customers now not only consuming energy but also supplying energy, they needed to change the way the network is managed to enable this two-way flow of energy. At critical times of low loads, this means curtailing solar generation and increasing loads like charging batteries or scheduling processes such as pumping water.

Through this program, Western Australian businesses can determine the best way to manage their distributed energy resources in a way that meets their needs and provides network support, in return for compensation by Western Power.

The program was implemented in a very short time frame. Western Power selected Schneider Electric to provide the platform in April of 2020, with implementation, customer recruitment all happening before September 2020. The first of two control seasons concluded in November.

This innovative program is one of the ways this forward-thinking utility is smoothing out their ‘duck curve’ into a ‘platypus’ and enabling a future where more renewables can be connected to the grid.

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Meet Our Featured Speakers:

Peter Bergeron

Peter Bergeron

Awards Co-Chair,

Kathryn Granheim

Kathryn Granheim 

Western Power, Australia

Jenny Roehm

Jenny Roehm
Schneider Electric


Who Should Attend. Utility and regulatory staff as well as other energy industry trade allies and organizations seeking thought leadership and insight on dynamic load management, including demand response and distributed energy resources.

How Dialogue Works. When you register, you may submit a comment or question in advance. After brief introductions, the featured speakers will have an informal 30-minute conversation. You're welcome to use a speaker phone so an unlimited number of people may participate. After the Dialogue, you will receive a recording web link. Unable to participate on this day and time? Register anyway and you will automatically receive the recording link.