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Residential Load Management Program and Pilot
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In 1986 LCRA embarked on residential load management to control peak summer loads. At that time, LCRA was considered a summer peaking utility, and residential air conditioning and water heating systems were selected for control. The program was suspended in 1989 because of defects with the cycling switch printed circuit boards. While these problems were corrected in 1989 and 1990, it was decided to leave the program on hold and conduct engineering tests to determine program impacts. In addition, in 1991 the scope of the pilot studies were expanded to investigate the possibility of redesigning the program so that both summer and winter peak load reductions could be realized. This paper presents the major events of the pilot test program and also quantifies some of the results. The pilot work is continuing and additional information will be available in the future.
Haverlah, D.; Riordon, K. (1994). Residential Load Management Program and Pilot. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from