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Actility connects your sites and transforms each megawatt of capacity into new revenues while securing electricity supply
Demand Response(DR) involves a business voluntarily curtailing or reducing electrical consumption in response to a grid emergency, environmental need, price signal, or a financial incentive paid by the business electricity provider.
When an event occurs, customers are notified by the utility and typically respond by shedding or shifting load.
For an industrial site to take advantage of demand response programs, their curtailment volume (measured in kWH, kW) has to meet minimum load requirements and this is often not the case. This is why aggregators are important. Industrial sites that could not otherwise participate in DR programs can now reap the benefits of load response programs through an approved aggregator.
Not all Demand Response providers are Automated DR providers. Customers who sign up to participate in Automated DR will receive automated event signals from Actility. These signals will reach the customer’s sites thanks to Actility’s connectivity solution known as ThingPark. Once a site is connected it can respond to grid events in real-time and initiate pre-programmed DR strategies. Since no human intervention is required by the customer, staff resources are not stretched during an event.
Refrigerated warehouses represent a significant portion of global energy consumption (around 15%). Compressors used at the core of the refrigeration circuit are the biggest consumers of electricity for a given cold storage. They are generally configured to maintain air temperature between -24° and -18°. Those warehouses demonstrate great flexibility due to a significant thermal inertia: they present extremely high insulation levels and can maintain stock quality during several hours without any active power feed. Actility brings a complete sensor instrumentation solution allowing refrigeration processes to be controlled so that compressors are operating when electricity price levels are low and voluntarily curtailed when prices are high.
In a water distribution and treatment station between 80% and 90% of the electricity purchased is used for pumping. The water pumping process shows great flexibility allowing utilities to shift the pumping operation from peak periods to mid and off-peak periods and drive revenues based on compensation from Demand Response curtailment requests or other market mechanisms. Actility Energy controls pumping operations while integrating operational and regulatory limitations to the optimization process such as minimum reservoir security levels and hydraulic limitations. With optimized operations the water pumping generated revenues for each optimized KWh.
Real time analysis of consumption data
Process modelling and profiling
Industrial process modelling
Support for all Demand Response models
Integration of market pricing
SCADA Data import module
Export module in Excel, CSV or PDF format
Import module for energy market data