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Project Launch: 09/01/2018

Partner: Slipstream

This research project evaluated the market potential for an upstream program targeting small, embedded data centers for commercial customers.


This research project will evaluate the market potential for an upstream SEDC program for commercial customers in ComEd service territory. Slipstream will first characterize the magnitude of potential energy savings and translate their recent Minnesota and Wisconsin research results to the ComEd service territory. They will then develop a preliminary program design vetted through conversations with key market actors, including data center owners and operators and IT equipment suppliers and installers. The results of this research will be used to recommend a program design for implementation of an upstream SEDC program with ComEd.


Opportunities for new measures and program designs were identified, but the Emerging Technologies team is determining whether those opportunities are significant enough to pursue on a program level.