Demand Side Response (DSR)

Last updated: 20th March 2018

Generate revenue by reducing your energy use at peak times with intelligent technology that helps you balance supply and demand and manage consumption.

Take control of your energy

The way energy is sourced, generated and supplied is evolving. Businesses are recognising the need for a more modern way to buy and use energy – one that takes a flexible approach to energy management, using technology to monitor and manage usage in real time, and leverages the opportunity that a new distributed energy world brings. Ultimately this enables users to take control of their own supply and improve performance through DSR services.

DSR is becoming a popular choice for more and more smart energy users. It allows them to create added site resilience, rationalise energy cost, support the grid and generate a new revenue stream by selling surplus energy back to the grid.

What is DSR?

DSR is a way for organisations to unlock value in being flexible in how they use their energy: for commercial advantage. Many smart energy users are already using DSR to help the grid balance supply and demand by either reducing energy consumption, shifting energy consumption or even, on occasion, increasing consumption. The grid pays users for this flexibility, enabling the energy supply system to function effectively, no matter the demands of users or the unpredictability of energy supply from sources such as wind.

DSR works by connecting your energy assets, the grid and our 24/7 energy management platform. DSR can start manually by, for example, turning refrigeration units down with a few hours’ advance notice, or take a fully automated approach. Regardless of the specifics, DSR enables organisations to benefit from being flexible about how they use energy. It even enables a more active participation in energy markets – making it possible to buy and sell energy as market opportunities arise. 

The benefits to your business

  • Transforms your energy management
  • Reduces your consumption in peak periods to cut costs
  • Creates new sources of revenue from your assets 24/7
  • Provides standby reserve when the grid is under pressure
  • Improves site resilience and manages risk through real-time energy asset monitoring
  • Gains insights into operational activity and asset performance

Want to know more?

Demand side response is generating new opportunities across all types of industry. Find out how we can help you power new levels of performance today:

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