DEED Content

Solar
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)
Communications and Customer Care
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.
Winners of the 2019 American Public Power Association leadership and service awards share their advice for public power leaders.
Community
Public power utility crews from several states have brought electricity to more than one hundred Navajo Nation families as part of a unique mutual aid initiative by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and the American Public Power Association to provide electricity to thousands of Navajo homes.