Creative Sources of Funding - Ray Jackson, UMass-Amherst

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Creative Sources of Funding - Ray Jackson, UMass-Amherst

  1. 1. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst Demand Response Program Over View
  2. 2. <ul><li>UMA Participates in the ISO New England Demand Response Program via the DCAM contract facilitated by C-Power </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>C-Power installed and monitors the required ISO New England electrical meters for the Demand Response Program. </li></ul><ul><li>These are three main campus electrical supply meters. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>UMA participates in the ISO New England Summer and Winter periods. Bidding in different Demand Reduction Values: </li></ul><ul><li>Winter – 1.5 Megawatt </li></ul><ul><li>Summer – 1 Megawatt </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>UMA has assigned an in-house team to develop and implement a Demand Reduction Plan. This in-house team consists of: </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Director Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Central Heating Plant Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Energy Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Meter & Control Engineer </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>UMA Has Developed a Curtailment Plan That: </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies Actions to take when Event is Called </li></ul><ul><li>Person Responsible to carry out specific action </li></ul><ul><li>Back up personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Reaction Team contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Note: No Emergency Generators used </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Normally called to perform the Demand Reduction Plan about two times in winter and summer months. This may change due to new ISO New England Rules pertaining to performance rotation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>UMA received about $90,000 from DCAM this past fiscal year for participating in this program. </li></ul><ul><li>This money went into funding energy reduction projects on campus – water filtration skid, steam pipe insulation, and new steam traps. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Because of the new Central Heating Plant onsite electrical generation capabilities UMA additionally participates in the: </li></ul><ul><li>1. ISO New England FCM Program </li></ul><ul><li>2. DCAM APS Program </li></ul>

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