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How Can End-Use Loads Provide Flexible Grid Services?

The increasing amount of renewable generation and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), coupled with the retirement of conventional thermal generation, is increasing the need for frequency response and ancillary services to maintain grid reliability and power quality. End-use residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) loads, as well as dispatchable DER, represent significant assets that can provide the needed alternative resources.

In this easy-to-read solution brief, you'll learn:

  • How flexible end-use loads, along with other demand-side assets, such as energy storage and solar PV, can be aggregated into Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) to provide a variety of ancillary Grid Services
  • The key functionality necessary for supplying fast responding Frequency Response, Regulating Reserves, Operating, Supplemental, and Load-Following Reserves, Balancing Energy, and Capacity
  • How to match the technical capabilities of end-use assets to different types of Grid Services, in compliance with the NERC Balancing Area technical and operational requirements for Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Time Controls

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