What a Difference a Day Can Make

Ireland grid is tight

What a difference a day can make The weekend of Saturday 9 / Sunday 10 of April 2022 was a fascinating one for the all-island electricity grid. This article provides some insights from VIOTAS as to what occurred. Published: Tuesday 12 April 2022, 17:00, written by Jon Sedgwick and Ayodele Bickersteth, VIOTAS Market Operations   […]

Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change: Discussion on Energy Challenges

Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change_ Discussion on Energy Challenges

Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change: Discussion on Energy Challenges On behalf of DRAI (Demand Response Association of Ireland), VIOTAS CEO & CTO Dr Paddy Finn, joined an Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change to discuss various elements of the future energy challenge and to shine a light on the increasingly important role that demand response has […]

Australian Business Energy & Sustainability Survey 2022

Australia Energy Sustainability Demand Response Survey

Australian Business Energy & Sustainability Survey 2022 We asked mid-senior level professionals to share their experiences of how Australian businesses are using energy to meet their sustainability targets. 115 people took part and shared their insights which provide some interesting reading from an Australian context. Overall, it’s clear that energy and the environment are key […]

It’s time to talk about Negawatts

Less Megawatts, More Negawatts

It’s time to talk about Negawatts “Negawatts deliver more value than Megawatts, and they will play an increasingly important role in grid management in the coming decade”, says VIOTAS CEO, Paddy Finn, referring to the term, Negawatts, credited to Amory Lovins, chairman and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and constitutes the energy you […]

VIOTAS Customers Amp Up Grid Support

VIOTAS delivers demand response in Ireland

VIOTAS Customers Amp Up Grid Support The past two months in Ireland have seen significant challenges on the grid, with an increase in the use of Demand Response to address widely publicised generation shortages. This resulted in an unforeseen level of requests for grid support from the grid operators, north and south, which large commercial […]

Are we seeing an Electricity Supply Problem or a Demand Problem?

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Are we seeing an Electricity Supply Problem or a Demand Problem?   The significant challenges facing Ireland’s electrical grid have been well documented and publicised in recent months. A combination of low wind output, increased gas prices and reduced capacity on the grid have conspired to create a threat to continuous supply over the winter […]

Get Smart as the Climate Change Paradigm Shifts

VIOTAS co-founders Duncan O’Toole and Dr. Paddy Finn explaining VIOTAS technology benefits to Sean Kelly MEP

Smart systems and devices are key to achieving climate targets and energy savings for customers, says Dr Paddy Finn of VIOTAS   “We all need to help address the climate change crisis,” says Dr Paddy Finn, chief executive of VIOTAS. “People tend to think that this is mainly an altruistic endeavour. But we are particularly […]