Cuming County Public Power District deploys Aclara demand response system


Elwood Moore,
General Manager,
West Point, NE and St Louis, MO, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — April 10, 2012 – Nebraska’s Cuming County Public Power District (CCPPD) is to deploy Aclara’s Demand Response Management System (DRMS) to expand the load control capabilities of its existing TWACS network infrastructure.

The DRMS will enable CCPPD to dramatically improve upon its traditional load control model with flexible demand response capabilities and powerful analytics through a unified command-and-control center. With DRMS, CCPPD will be able to gain control of irrigation loads, automatically initiate and terminate events in response to signals from its wholesale power provider, and maintain load levels based on a pre-defined threshold.

“We are pleased to have found a solution that will allow us to better forecast, reduce, and manage load while leveraging our existing investments,” said Elwood Moore, general manager of CCPPD. “The DRMS will help us to manage costs for our members, reduce peak loads, and respond more effectively to load reduction requests from our wholesale power supplier.”
The contract for the DRMS, which is powered by Calico, follows the recent formation of a strategic partnership between the two companies to provide an integrated set of advanced load control, analytics and demand response solutions for utilities.

The Aclara DRMS provides a single point of analysis and control for comprehensive management of a broad portfolio of load reduction programs. Operators gain better event control and an improved ability to shape and shift load to manage demand reduction before, during, and after events. The centralized dashboard delivers the analytics necessary for superior visibility and insight into available and planned DR events, the flexible scheduling and initiation of events necessary to better manage demand, and a single view of each consumer for improved support, notification, opt-in/out, and settlement.