Actility obtains Reserve Service operator status from French TSO RTE

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Actility obtains Reserve Service operator status from French TSO RTE

The new Reserve Service Operator status now brings new revenues to industrial sites which can support load variations in one second or less.

Actility has been granted the status of system services operator by French Transmission Systems Operator (TSO). This allows Actility to provide automated fast sub one-second response service to frequency deviations on the grid. As a TSO, RTE controls the system frequency in real time by balancing electricity demand with generation. That frequency will fall in the event of a generation unavailability, such as failure from a large power station plant. Actility’s role as a System Service Operator is to reduce or increase load within seconds of the event so as to correct the frequency as rapidly as possible.

Leveraging this contracting mechanism Actility therefore brings additional revenues to industrial sites that can increase or reduce load rapidly in response to a locally detected frequency variation. Actility brings both its expertise in integrating with complex automation systems and its SmartDR fully automated platform for demand-side management. For more please refer to the RTE list of Reserve Service System operators:

http://clients.rte-france.com/lang/fr/clients_producteurs/services_clients/services_systeme.jsp

Olivier Hersent, Actility’s CEO, presents Actility’s vision for Internet of Things services Smart City innovation BFM Business

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Olivier Hersent, Actility’s CEO, presents Actility’s vision for Internet of Things services Smart City innovation BFM Business.

Actility will be presenting its SmartGrid and SmartCity innovations during the IBS SmartGrid SmartCity event in Paris

Olivier Hersent, Actility’s CEO, presents Actility’s vision for Internet of Things services Smart City innovation BFM Business.

The IBS SmartGrid SmartCity event will be held this week on the 24th of September 2014. Actility and other participants were invited to share their vision on Smart City innovations. Actility’s President Olivier Hersent, spoke on BFM Business about the vision of Actility on new innovating services enabled by the Internet of Things network ThingPark Wireless

One example of such innovative services is the use of long range low power Internet of Things network to connect energy sensors for energy efficiency measurements. Data collected by such M2M networks allow new applications to identify a number of ways to optimize consumption or define building retrofit programs which would significantly improve insulation. 

Actility also plays a key role as a SmartGrid player. Actility Energy operates a Fast Demand Response Platform which allows customers to change their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of energy over time or to incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity use when prices are high or system reliability is in jeopardy. Actility allows utilities and consumers to coordinate energy efficiency and demand response providing them with better tools to understand, manage, and reduce their electricity use.

Contact us for more information on Actility Energy and the ThingPark Wireless long range Internet of Things Network.