As a pioneering community choice electricity provider, Marin Clean Energy (MCE) seeks to reduce customers’ energy costs while enabling the shift to clean energy. MCE is using AutoGrid for its economic demand response program in CAISO, connecting to customers’ smart thermostats and pool pumps via the Energy Internet, with the goal of reducing customers’ energy bills.Read the story
The Bonneville Power Administration sees demand response as a critical tool to help it confront growing transmission constraints, intermittent renewable resources and winter peak loads that stress the system. But as the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest power marketing agency, BPA also needs speed and flexibility to aggregate different DR portfolios within the agency’s operations center. The AutoGrid Demand Response and Optimization System™ (DROMS) allows BPA to plan and execute DR events with multiple aggregators, helping it achieve its mission of providing customers with reliable and affordable electricity.Read the story
AutoGrid’s big data controls and automation platform are helping leading European energy producer and supplier Eneco to build and deploy the industry’s first virtual power plant using distributed energy resources (DERs). AutoGrid Virtual Power Plant™ technology enables Eneco to integrate alternative flexible energy resources and a larger amount of intermittent renewables into its portfolio without incurring imbalance costs, helping its customers reduce their energy costs and helping Eneco earn a higher return on its renewable assets.Read the story
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the third-largest electric utility in the United States, is using AutoGrid’s platform for predictive intelligence to ensure a more reliable, resilient grid infrastructure in Florida, where rapid tree growth frequently interferes with power lines and hurricanes are seasonal events. Powered by AutoGrid’s Predictive Controls™ technology, the system uses the big data from smart grid devices, in combination with other data sources, to detect and prevent problems on the grid before they occur.
When Gexa Energy, a leading retail electricity provider in Texas, needed a robust demand-response solution for its commercial and industrial customers, it turned to AutoGrid. Gexa partnered with AutoGrid to provide their customers with advanced analytics-based demand response programs that allow them to maximize energy savings from their demand response and distributed energy resources. In turn, Gexa enhances its ability to provide personalized services to its customers, increase their profitability and forge stronger long-term relationships.Read the story
CLEAResult helps utilities, businesses and individuals make wise use of energy a way of life. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in more than 80 cities in the U.S. and Canada, CLEAResult designs, markets, and implements energy programs around the globe. CLEAResult has teamed up with AutoGrid to offer BDR and BYOT programs to utilities across North America.
Schneider is integrating AutoGrid’s EIP into its Wiser™ home management system, a comprehensive solution that connects utilities and consumers, enabling homeowners to better control energy consumption. Wiser Powered by AutoGrid will allow utilities to reduce peak power, curb emissions, and improve energy productivity to effectively utilize more of the electricity that is generated on the grid by enabling users to have a closer connection to their energy information.
LBNL and AutoGrid have had a close relationship since AutoGrid’s inception. The California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded a $1.2 million grant to demonstrate a system for DR optimization to AutoGrid and LBNL in conjunction with U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University. In total, 13 scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize, and 57 LBNL scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Mary Ann Piette, featured in this video, was one of the pioneers of DR. She and Silla Kiliccote, also featured, developed the OpenADR Standard.
CPAU has been using AutoGrid’s Demand Respond Optimization & Management System (DROMS) to help large, industrial customers shed power. The DROMS application has allowed CPAU to shed an average of 1.2 megawatts of peak demand, saving 3.5 megawatt hours of electricity, per event. CPAU’s rapid installation of DROMS software and the platform’s growth, with the success of their DR program, demonstrates the ease of implementation and scalability of the system.
Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks speaks about their strategic partnership with AutoGrid. The two enterprises are jointly developing the Silver Spring UtilityIQ™ Demand Optimizer solution, powered by AutoGrid’s DROMS application, to enable utilities, grid operators, service providers, and large power consumers to quickly, securely, and cost-effectively implement traditional and advanced DR and demand-side management (DSM) programs.
NTT DATA, the fifth largest IT services company in the world, serving Fortune 1000 companies, has teamed up with AutoGrid to develop new flexibility solutions for the future.
NextEra Energy Services wanted to help its commercial and industrial customers lower their energy costs during periods of energy peaks or high wholesale electricity prices. The company teamed with AutoGrid to offer demand response programs to its customers within the PJM interconnection region. Two programs enable NextEra customers to develop intelligent curtailment plans, allowing them to monetize their energy flexibility without disrupting their operations.
Operating in over 30 countries and one of the top energy suppliers in Europe, E.ON is undergoing major transformations. The company is transitioning from a centralized system to a cascade of microgrids, from single to multiple supply chains, and from a commodity-centric to a customer- and service-centric business model. To become a digital utility of the future, E.ON is working with AutoGrid to predict the future and make actionable decisions.