What is Demand Response?
At peak times regional network operators need to have enough capacity available to manage demands on the electric grid. To achieve this, operators offer monetary benefits to industrial and commercial facilities to run electricity generation assets such as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), generators and batteries or to reduce the facilities' demand on the grid.
All this can be achieved without disruption to your core business activities, due to smart monitoring. Facilities that can participate:
- If your facility has a form of backup generation such as diesel generators, CHP or batteries or you have the ability to “turn off” non-essential equipment and reduce by at least 100 kilowatts of electricity.
- Our clients include include: schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, manufacturing sites, food processing and cold storage facilities, commercial, retail and government buildings.
How AA Projects can help
Our dedicated Energy and Sustainability team can provide:
- Independent advice to help determine whether you qualify for and could benefit from demand response programmes.
- if you are currently participating in a demand response programme, we can help you to determine whether you are getting the best rates for your site.
Benefits of Demand Response
In exchange for participating in demand response, you could receive regular payments, based on the amount of electricity you can generate or reduce demand by. Additional payments are received for responding during peak times. These payments can add up to tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds and recur annually.
Other benefits include:
- Real-time energy monitoring
- Improved operational readiness
- Green credentials
- Warning of potential grid emergencies that could disrupt operations.
For more information, contact the team.