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Analytical Methods for Implementing Industrial Load Management Programs
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Many utilities have completed long-term planning studies and have shown that a load management program is cost effective. They are now actively implementing large-scale, system-wide programs such as demand subscription, interruptable rates, and time-of-day rates for industrial customers. Utilities are relying on analytical tools such as PERT/CPM, linear programming, and decision analysis to plan and administer the programs. Industrial users should be aware of the methods utilities are using to design these program since the results will directly affect the type of service and rates the industrial customers will be offered. This paper discusses the issues involved in implementing a load management program, presents some of the analytical tools being used by utilities, and suggests ways industrial customers can optimally respond to management programs. It is shown that industrial customers can use some of the same tools as those used by the utilities, to successfully incorporate load management into their operations.
Hassig, N.; Chan, M.; Carlson, R. (1982). Analytical Methods for Implementing Industrial Load Management Programs. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from