In exciting news, Flow Power has been named as a successful participant in the South Australian Government’s Demand Management Trials Program.
This means, that we’ll be working to make it easier for more SA businesses to do demand response and be rewarded.
Our Building Intelligent Demand Response program will advance the use of demand response and distributed energy resources to benefit energy users and the system.
How will the program work?
Demand response rewards businesses for reducing their demand for power during peak energy periods. It helps prevent blackouts in SA and across the National Energy Market and allows businesses to take back control over energy costs.
We’ll be helping businesses automate demand response by leveraging market prediction algorithms and critical site information. Automated response to high price events can lower your energy bill and build efficiency and resilience into our energy system.
When we say we’ll automate demand response, these are some of the scenarios you could expect:
- Automatic non-essential load shedding
- Automatic load shedding dependent on on-site parameters such as room temperatures or process statuses
- Automatic load shedding authorised by your decision makers through SMS
We’ll work with participating businesses to find a level of automation that best fits their operations and schedules.
Leave the automation to us
We’ll install our kWatch® Intelligent Controller on-site to enable businesses to access data and automate demand responses processes.
The kWatch® Intelligent Controller empowers businesses to have greater control over their energy usage.
Participants can view their electricity demand in real time and set up custom alerts and actions based on operational needs. Constant monitoring of your site and market data enables efficient response to peak price market events.
Who can get involved?
This program is for South Australian businesses that are interested in taking control of their energy usage. You do not have to hold a retail contract with us to participate.
If you have sites outside of SA and want to do demand response, there are alternative programs available.
Our commitment to SA
The Building Intelligent Demand Response program is part of our long-term commitment to South Australia.
We’ve built long-term partnerships with SA businesses, opened our SA office and started to build out a team that will help us drive the uptake of renewables in SA and support the system to transition to a low carbon future. This is another exciting announcement on top of last month’s partnership with City of Adelaide and acquisition of Streaky Bay and Coonalpyn solar farms.