A common myth among energy managers, operations engineers and process managers is that their operations are too small, specific or unique to be able to participate in demand-side response (DSR) programs.
Good news: as demand-side management technologies advance and stakeholders push to open up this new market, more players (including smaller ones) are able to participate. That means you don't have to be a major power producer or heavy industrial user to participate in demand response anymore.
In this post we'll focus on places you can look for demand response flexibility no matter what industry you're working in. Read on to discover where you might unlock your company's assets and open up new revenue streams for your business...
Although many energy professionals are using these terms interchangeably, Demand Response (DR) and Demand-Side Management (DSM) are not the same thing.
However, they can definitely complement one another to help ESCOs deliver more successful, complete and effective energy management services. Advanced flexibility solutions like demand response also offer benefits beyond cost savings that typically come from energy efficiency alone.
Our latest free-to-download guide was created for energy professionals that are looking to incorporate advanced demand-side management applications and demand response into their service offering.
"Tomorrow’s energy is decentralised, decarbonised and digital,” says Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Director Freerk Bisschop. As an energy professional, staying updated with the latest industry trends also means keeping an eye on the up-and-coming energy innovators.
That's why we're so excited to share our picks for the most promising energy startups to watch in 2017.
How did we choose? Easy: our top energy startups to follow do one or more of the following:
connect prosumers, electric vehicles, storage and demand
use Big Data, machine learning algorithms and IoT connectivity
focus on energy cyber security
build the potential to change the energy marketplace
boost business models for energy efficiency and/or renewables