CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eCurv, Inc., a leading provider of demand management software services for commercial customers, today announced inclusion in the recently released Rocky Mountain Institute’s report on “The Economics of Demand Flexibility.” The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit that drives the efficient and restorative use of resources. RMI advances market-based solutions, engaging businesses, communities and institutions to cost-effectively shift to efficiency and renewables.
The report focuses on demand flexibility, a cost effective way to provide customer-focused value while simultaneously addressing systemic grid-level challenges related to the costs of balancing customer load with electricity supply. Specifically, demand flexibility applies IT, load controls and software to respond to granular retail electricity rates, imperceptibly shifting small amounts of energy while delivering cooling, heating and other services at same or better quality and at lower cost.
QPAC’s application for retail and telecommunications buildings having HVAC cooling, refrigeration and other motor driven devices is included in the report. eCURV’s patented Queued Power Access (QPAC™) technology enforces a non- disruptive queue for power demands – an approach similar to the one used by the IT and telecommunications industries to manage network bandwidth. QPAC queues the operation of individual loads, buffering a small percentage (e.g., 4%) of energy in order to significantly reduce peak demand. For example, in HVAC applications, QPAC continuously assigns compressor startup times into logical time slots, managing demand peaks without impact on cooling quality of service. Queuing access to a shared power supply achieves peak demand reductions of up to 40% plus up to 13% total energy savings. Additional benefits include detailed load monitoring for early identification of equipment performance issues.
eCURV’s QPAC software service helps businesses implement demand flexibility on existing building automation systems, achieving payback in a few short months. Depending on each customer’s utility rate structure, total energy bill savings range from $1,000 to $15,000 or more per building per year.
“With eCURV’s QPAC service, customers have access to demand flexibility, a new option to effectively manage rapidly increasing energy costs. At scale, QPAC provides a pathway to economically modernize critical infrastructure while lowering customers’ energy costs,” said Edison Almeida, President and CEO of eCURV. “The fact that such a prestigious group as the Rocky Mountain Institute included our technology in its industry report is clear validation of the effectiveness of our approach, and underscores how we are driving industry innovation forward.”
For the full report, please visit: http://www.rmi.org/electricity_demand_flexibility.
eCurv, Inc. is a high tech company based in Cambridge, MA, offering a fully scalable software service that effectively manage rapidly increasing energy costs. eCurv’s patented QPAC™ (Queued Power Access) software service is available, secure and reliable. QPAC can seamlessly integrate with both open and proprietary building automation systems. For more information, visit: www.ecurv.com or follow us on twitter @eCurvInc.