Date: March 18, 2016
Author: KiWi Power

Working with investor Engie, KiWi Power has implemented their scalable and flexible demand response technology solution across France in record time. Between May 2015 – January 2016 KiWi Power have enrolled 75MW across 70 commercial and industrial sites throughout France.

 
KiWi Power leaves a 76MW impression on the French demand response market


Working with partner ENGIE, KiWi Power has implemented their scalable and flexible demand response technology solution across France in record time. Between May 2015 – January 2016 KiWi Power and ENGIE added 62MW across 70 commercial and industrial sites throughout France. This adds to the 14MW already in France, bringing the total to 76MW in the French demand response market.

In the four week period leading up to Christmas 2015 alone, the team installed and achieved the validation required by French Transmission System Operator, RTE of 40 sites. The high profile sites include the 5* Marriott Renaissance hotel on the Champs Elysees, numerous supermarket and retail outlets as well as busy hospitals around France.

The aggregation of 76MW of demand across these sites is split across both the Effacement and FRRm demand response programmes, the equivalent of the UK Capacity Market and Frequency Response programmes respectively.

This project marks a milestone in the French market and is the starting point for additional sites across Europe to follow.

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