Austin Demand Response Combines EV Charging, Variety of Thermostats
Since February, Austin Energy has been conducting an automated demand response pilot for about 60 residential customers. The ADR program is unusual because it also combines electric vehicle charging stations and different types of thermostats. Although the program is still small, if itâ€™s successful, Austin Energy plans to roll it out to business customers in the next phase of adoption, according to a spokesperson with AutoGrid.
Austin Energyâ€™s ADR program uses AutoGridâ€™s Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS), and the EV charging stations come from ChargePoint. Using AutoGridâ€™s DROMS platform, Austin Energy is able to plan and declare demand response events more quickly without having to log into multiple vendor portals.
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