Activation Energy

77 Fitzwilliam Business Centre
Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Dublin 2

+353 (0) 1 4428801
aidan.mcdonnell@enernoc.com
www.enernoc.ie

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EnerNOC is committed to making participation in Demand Response, also known as Demand Side Management, as simple and easy as possible, maximising your curtailment and revenue potential, while minimising the impact on your day-to-day operations. From our first meeting to managing Demand Response dispatches, our goal is to provide superior customer support and the tools and information you need to earn the most amount of money for your participation.
Balancing supply and demand on the national grid is a constant challenge for Eirgrid (Ireland’s national grid operator). Peak consumption periods, and unforeseen supply outages, can pose significant difficulties. Typically, Eirgrid caters for this demand/supply imbalance by instructing ‘peak power’ generators to switch on for short periods.
Demand Response reduces expensive, carbon-intensive ‘peak power’ generation by paying large energy users for temporary reductions in consumption on rare occasions when called upon by the national grid.
EnerNOC aggregates multiple demand reduction sites as a Demand Side Unit, centralising the required licencing, dispatch and communications infrastructure to deliver demand reduction on request to Eirgrid, while also delivering a guaranteed income stream to our customers.

Contact Name: Aidan McDonnell
Position: Director
Personal Email: aidan.mcdonnell@enernoc.com

Windpower in Ireland accounts for 20% of the national grid capacity and is scheduled to increase to 40% by 2020. This variable power source poses a challenge for the national grid operator (Eirgrid) in its role of balancing the power grid and maintaining grid stability.

Demand Response – the temporary reduction of grid demand at sites around the country – is one of the tools which Eirgrid can use to balance the grid, in times of difficulty. Commercial electricity users are paid a guaranteed monthly income to participate in the Demand Response Scheme, in return for which these users agree to either i) switch off some load or ii) run their own on-site generator on those rare occasions when requested by the grid.

Demand Response increases the security margin which the grid operates and for every MW of Demand Response provided, the grid can enable an additional MW of wind capacity onto the system. Demand Response therefore directly increases the amount of renewable power penetration in the Irish energy market.