Demansys Brings 75 MW of Reliability to New York Grid
Smart Grid company enrolls a demand-side aggregate in ancillary services markets
NEW MILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Demansys Energy LLC, a cutting-edge, smart grid company, announced today that it has begun operation of a 75 MW aggregate of real-time, demand-side resources in New York through a New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) program. Demansys has successfully utilized its proprietary Grid Daemon Platform to aggregate and control in real time the load of commercial and industrial customers in order to provide energy, reserves, and regulation to the wholesale markets, alongside traditional generation.
“Demansys has been at the leading edge of automated, real-time, demand response and is committed to providing reliability to the electrical grid, while generating a significant source of additional revenue for our end-use customers”
“We are delighted to bring one of the largest, real-time aggregated resources to market in the DSASP [Demand Side Ancillary Service] Program,” said Adam Todorski, CTO and co-founder of Demansys. “We can’t thank the NYISO and our customers enough for their efforts and cooperation in making this possible. It’s rewarding to see a fleet of different facilities follow a power set point in real time under the control of our software which looks like a traditional generator ramping up and down.”
The NYISO’s DSASP program permits the aggregation of end-use customers to provide ancillary services to the power grid by controlling them using a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. The Demansys system responds to automated generator control (AGC) signals from the grid operator, leveraging the same technology used to control traditional power plants. The grid operator sees these resources as just another supplier to the grid. Using sophisticated, proprietary algorithms, Demansys can predict the availability of the individual loads in the aggregate and optimize how they are bid into the wholesale markets.
“Demansys has been at the leading edge of automated, real-time, demand response and is committed to providing reliability to the electrical grid, while generating a significant source of additional revenue for our end-use customers,” added Jeff Lines, CEO of Demansys.
Managing energy assets in real time, the Demansys’ Grid Daemon platform adjusts the energy usage of commonly-used equipment and storage resources, without negatively affecting process or product, in order to provide reliability services to the grid operator. With deep experience aggregating different types of commercial and industrial loads, Demansys has been testing its technology in the Alternative Resource Regulation Pilot in New England since October, 2012.
About Demansys Energy
Demansys Energy develops smart grid technology to better manage electrical grids. The company provides a turnkey solution for advanced control of energy consumption, distributed generation, and storage resources, which creates additional revenue streams for end-use customers, as well as reliability products for utilities and grid operators. The Demansys Grid Daemon Platform was developed to continuously communicate with system operators and Demansys customers to seamlessly control demand-side energy resources and storage systems in real-time, using sophisticated proprietary algorithms. For more information, visit www.demansys.com.