2010 - Users Conference - San Francisco

Industrial Scale Demand Response

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Demand Response is a smart grid strategy to manage electrical energy transmission and distribution congestion. It may come to your house in the future. For Alcoa, it has been reality since 2005. Alcoa’s Warrick Operations Smelter participates in demand response with the Midwest ISO. Careful coordination allows Alcoa to realize lower operating costs and helps the Midwest ISO deliver reliable power to ten states and one province. Brian will explain how they perform demand response, the role of the PI System, and the importance of communication with the Midwest ISO.

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Brian Helms

Power Markets Coordinator at the Warrick Generating Station. Mr. Helms has 24 years in the power generation industry and was project leader of the Demand Response Project at Warrick Operations.