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Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM)

Load Shedding

DSOM, in conjunction with building automation systems, has successfully applied power load shedding and smart grid schemes to large complex sites. At a particular site, DSOM is load shedding 10% of the demand for several hours per day and spread over 65 facilities to balance the needs of the facility, the grid, and the energy budget. These routin,es are driven all the way down to the zone level so no one person or facility has to compromise comfort.

DSOM has also been used to test and operate intelligent grid schemes over large geographic areas.