When forecasted electricity demand increases, or a power station shuts down unexpectedly, System Operators turn to reserve supplies to make up the shortfall. These reserve supplies can be the most polluting and expensive power stations on the grid, used only as a last resort.
Demand response provides a cleaner, more cost effective alternative to these polluting power stations. Commercial and Industrial sites are called upon to either turn down their electricity demand or switch to backup, on-site generation during periods of peak demand. KiWi Power aggregrates this supply providing vital power back to the grid on behalf of System Operators.
Sites are paid for participating in programmes generating new and lucrative revenue streams and cost savings using existing on-site energy assets.
These programmes are characterised by the longer reaction times for assets to respond and are often favoured for this reason
A wide range of existing on-site assets to participate including chillers, air conditioning units, lighting, fans, pumps, combined heading and power systems (CHPs), diesel generators.
In the UK, commercial and industrial sites can participate in various programmes including:
• Capacity Market (CM) – What do businesses need to know?
• Short Term Operating Reserve, or STOR –How does it work?
Our clients are using assets like chillers, air conditioning units, lighting, fans, pumps, combined heading and power systems (CHPs), diesel generators and much more to:
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