Dynamic load control and EV charging field experiment

Peak electricity demands are expected to increase with rising temperatures and the increased electrification of transportation and heating. The National Energy Board projects that up to 64% of new vehicles in Canada will be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2040. These ongoing disruptive changes have increased the value of flexible demand and automation devices targeted at reducing peaks in electricity demand, especially during periods in which renewable output is low.


Our project, in collaboration with an industry partner, will design a first-of-its-kind randomized control trial to evaluate methods to reduce peak electric demand. Our analysis aims to evaluate whether price or automation treatments are more effective at motivating consumers to adjust their demand and/or the timing of EV charging.  The project will consist of rolling out notifications, financial incentives, and/or energy management control devices for over 1000 residential households.

BCH: Recruitment Complete And Treatment Begins

David P Brown, Blake Shaffer, Megan Bailey

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DER Integration Panel at the Workshop on the Economics of Electricity Policy and Markets

David P Brown

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Distributed energy resources, resiliency, and reliability.

David P Brown

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

ENMAX Collaboration

David P Brown, Blake Shaffer, Megan Bailey

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Lessons from Texas' Electricity Outages

David P Brown

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Socioeconomic and Demographic Disparities in Residential Battery Storage Adoption

David P Brown

Scholarly Refereed Journal

The Value of Electricity Reliability: Evidence from Battery Adoption

David P Brown, Lucija A Muehlenbachs

Scholarly Refereed Journal

The Value of Electricity Reliability: Evidence from Battery Adoption

David P Brown

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution