SUSTAINABILITY

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Demand response increases renewable energy usage

Electricity grid demands and stability are dependent on a culmination of factors. When faults such as large generator failures occur on national grids for example, they can send out a shockwave causing frequency drops which could result in power system blackouts. 

Highly renewable power systems are more susceptible to faults and threats, as renewable energy from wind and solar do not provide the same level of grid stability as fossil-fuel based generation. As a result, grid operators often rely on maintaining a certain percentage of fossil-fuel generation to ensure the stability of the power system. This requirement imposes a limit on the amount of renewable energy that can be used and results in excess renewable energy being wasted.

However, large commercial and industrial electricity customers can step-in and provide the missing stability by agreeing to reduce their electricity consumption of equipment for brief periods when required. This flexibility helps quickly restore balance to the power system, reducing the amount of fossil-fuel generation needed to ensure grid stability, and allowing greater amounts of renewable energy to be consumed. 

 

Participate in Sustainable Energy Practices

Large commercial and industrial electricity customers can become active participants in the electricity market.

Some market payments will reward your business for responding as quickly as possible, for short periods of time. If your business has electrical loads such as HVAC, chillers, compressors, etc. that can be turned off instantly, even if only for a few seconds, then your site can potentially provide the required fast response times and get paid based on speed of response. 

VIOTAS market-leading Frequency Response technology, VIO Link, reduces the time it takes your equipment to respond to power system needs from minutes to milliseconds by monitoring the grid 8,000 times per second. For responding faster, VIOTAS customers are positioned to receive the highest rates of payments for Fast Frequency Response.

"Our growing sites employ the most environmentally advanced initiatives, including extensive use of recyclable growing mediums and a CHP (Combined Heat and Power) unit used to produce CO2 and heat to help grow our crops. Participation in Demand Response with our CHP unit was an obvious next step for Keelings. VIOTAS offered the flexibility we needed to ensure business continuity, now we’re benefiting by further enhancing our sustainability mission and receiving a constant revenue from the electricity market for doing so!”
Andrew Wilson,
Managing Director, Keelings Farms
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