What Is a Connected Community?
A Connected Community is a group of grid‐interactive efficient buildings (GEB) with diverse, flexible end-use equipment and other distributed energy resources (DERs) that collectively work to maximize building, community, and grid performance while meeting occupants’ comfort and other needs.
What Is a Grid-Interactive Efficient Building?
A GEB is an energy-efficient building that uses smart end-use equipment and/or other on-site distributed energy resources (DERs) to provide demand flexibility while co-optimizing for energy cost, grid services, and occupant needs and preferences, in a continuous and integrated way.
What Are Grid Services?
Grid services such as shedding, shifting, and modulating loads provide dynamic load control to support the electric grid. Modulating loads provide ancillary services and voltage control. Grid services support the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity by providing value through avoided electricity system costs.