DEED Content

Working with several other public power organizations, the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association has developed a series of safety training videos as a result of a grant of $100,000 from the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments program.
Cybersecurity and Physical Security
While the shift to a culture of security in the power industry will not be an easy thing to do, the American Public Power Association is working to help member utilities beef up their security posture in a number of ways including entering cooperative agreements with the Department of Energy.
Distributed Energy Resources
Heartland Consumers Power District has developed a solar power calculator for its customers using an American Public Power Association Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments program grant. The DEED project ran from May 15 to Aug. 20.
Distributed Energy Resources
An official with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District detailed a project that will utilize blockchain-enabled tokens as part of an effort to encourage EV owners to charge their vehicles at workplaces when local renewables peak during the day.
Since 1980, the Association’s Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED) program has helped public power utilities of all sizes to expand research efforts, foster innovation, and promote collaboration across the industry. Here are a few highlights of how large utilities leverage DEED
Distributed Energy Resources
Innovating and staying up to date with cutting-edge technology is no longer an option but essential, experts say. Large public power utilities are investing in research and development, shaping a path to the future for all community-owned utilities. Public power utilities are finding that R&D pays
Electric Vehicles
Description As electric vehicles gain traction, they have begun to present challenges to utilities related to planning, operations, and customer engagement activities. In an effort to address this increasing impact, American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
Customer Service
Texas-based public power utility Austin Energy is looking to use data it collects in a way that is much more granular in determining the degree to which customers feel positive or negative about topics such as bills or rebates, said Liz Jambor, Austin Energy’s Data Analytics and Business Intelligence manager, in a recent interview.
Distributed Energy Resources
The Board of Directors for the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments program has approved grants for eight new projects.
Electric Vehicles
Lincoln Electric System will receive $20,200 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the public power utility’s electric vehicle data collection project.