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Project Title 
Agricultural Demand Response Study
Project Number 
ET21PGE1290
Investor Owned Utilities 
PG&E
End-use 
Other
Sector 
Agricultural
Project Year(s) 
2021
Description 

The agricultural sector in CA represents a substantial portion of peak load : about 1.6 GW during summer peak hours (4 to 9pm). However, this sector is also characterized by uniquely intermittent load patterns associated with seasonal irrigation pumping and process loads that may or may not be available for load reduction dispatch on system peak days. As such, existing DR programs present challenges for agricultural participants because DR program rules that require nominated load reductions assume that loads will be present for reductions on event days. This research focuses on assessing DR program design options for structuring compensation and dispatch rules from the lenses of customer preferences, stakeholder preferences, and cost-effectiveness.

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