Review of the community energy peak leveling program (CEPLP) [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1980.
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- Pages: 19 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- A review of the Community Energy Peak Leveling Program (CEPLP), as applied in the Los Angeles and Orange County experiments, indicates that the program is a workable method of reducing demands on a utility system at the time of system peak. The program should not be used as a method of reducing energy consumption. Rather, it should be used in utility systems that need additional capacity at the time of their peak demands. Furthermore, the program is most advantageous when applied to a utility system that faces a rather peaked annual load duration curve. The value of the capacity purchased by a utility under CEPLP approaches the marginal cost of capacity to the utility. In most utility systems, this value equates to the cost per kilowatt of a combustion turbine (currently about $3.00/kW/mo). The best form of rate schedule for use under the program is an interruptable rate because of the unwillingness of participants in the program to reduce the level of environmental comfort and other operations below certain minimum levels on a continuing basis. The interruptible rate form allows the program to yield its maximum benefit to the utility with the least amount of disruption of the participant's operations. CEPLP has several advantages for both the utility and the participants in the program. The utility, it represents a method of buying capacity during system peaks. That capacity can be purchased relatively rapidly when compared to the normal lead times required to plan, secure approval of, and build new peaking capacity. For participants in the program, there are significant economic benefits that take the form of a one-time energy saving during the audit phase of the program, a payment (in some form) from the utility involved and, to a lesser degree, a further energy cost-saving through an interruption during the billing period.
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