ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utilidata announced today a partnership in Clifton Park, NY with National Grid intended to deliver energy savings to electric customers in the town as part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demand Reduction Demonstration Project. National Grid will install Utilidata’s Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) technology – AdaptiVolt™ – on the electric system in Clifton Park, enabling the utility to capture energy savings from the electric grid without requiring any action from customers.
“The REV demonstration project in Clifton Park is designed to test a variety of innovative solutions to reduce demand and improve the efficiency of the electric distribution system in Clifton Park,” said Carlos Nouel, National Grid’s Vice President of New Energy Solutions. “The benefit of Utilidata’s AdaptiVolt™ technology is that we can enable savings for all customers by optimizing voltage.”
Utilidata’s AdaptiVolt™ solution leverages real-time information from the distribution grid to optimize the delivery of electric power. By optimizing distribution delivery voltages, the technology helps to reduce energy usage at customer locations. In addition, the technology can improve the overall distribution reactive demand, and thereby reduce losses and save energy as electricity travels through the electric distribution system. Unlike traditional energy efficiency measures, this enables the utility to save energy without customer action and those savings can be passed on to all customers.
“With our technology, we expect to help National Grid achieve a three percent reduction in energy demand,” said Josh Brumberger, Utilidata’s Chief Commercial Officer. “In Clifton Park, that equates to an annual savings of more than 5.99 million kilowatt hours thereby avoiding over 4,216 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Working together, we’ll provide distribution system insights that improve reliability and power quality for local residents.”
About National Grid
National Grid (LSE:NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’.
In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation, providing power to over one million LIPA customers. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. For more information please visit our website: www.nationalgridus.com.
Utilidata®, Inc. is a global software company, backed by leading venture capital firms, that works with electric utilities across North America and the Middle East to enhance energy efficiency and grid security. The company’s patented technology captures real-time data from the electric grid, providing utilities, including American Electric Power, National Grid, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, with actionable insights to save energy, mitigate issues caused by distributed energy resources, and better detect grid anomalies. Utilidata has partnered with Raytheon, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense-grade cybersecurity solutions, to help utilities proactively detect, defend against and respond to cyber threats. The company has a world-class production, research and development facility at its headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island. For more information, please visit utilidata.com or follow @Utilidata on Twitter.