Kyoto University To Explain Demand Response Research In Los Alamos

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities invites the public to attend a special presentation on preliminary results of the Mesa Smart Meter Study. 

Researchers from Japan’s Kyoto University, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), and Toshiba Corporation will provide an update and explain the continuing research being conducted at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday in Los Alamos in the New Golf Course Community Building, 4250 Diamond Dr.

For the past year and a half, Los Alamos volunteers in North and Barranca Mesas participated in three of the four Mesa Smart Meter Study seasons. These volunteers received virtual dynamic pricing for electricity during periods of peak demand – times when the electric grid was typically constrained, (usually 4-7 p.m.). 

Researchers from Kyoto University are looking at how effectively certain pricing models and certain conditions can influence customers to voluntarily shift electric loads to another time of day. Controlling the demand for electricity during peak periods, along with smart grid technology can be a solution to managing supply side constraints. This is important as the world integrates more intermittent renewable energy on to the grid, and especially important as the DPU steps up to meet energy integration challenges locally.

Speakers include Dr. Wenjie Wang from Kyoto University, Dr. Satoshi Morozumi from NEDO and Dr. Daisuke Takeda from Toshiba.

For more information, contact DPU at 505.662.8333 or