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Electricity supplier launches demand response offer

One of the UK’s largest business electricity suppliers has become the latest to offer customers a way to trade power they produce and optimise their operations to help balance the grid.

 

One of the UK’s largest business electricity suppliers has become the latest to offer customers a way to trade power they produce and optimise their operations to help balance the grid.

Haven Power, which specialises in 100 per cent renewable power supply for businesses, has teamed up with energy technology provider GridBeyond for the new service.

Using GridBeyond’s platform powered by machine learning, the service will help businesses to respond to the changing demands of the grid to reduce their energy costs and make their operations more sustainable.

It is the latest in a string of demand side response (DSR) offers launched in recent months. In October 2018, EDF Energy partnered with Upside Energy, a Salford-based demand response firm, to pave the way for its business customers to sell their excess energy to the grid.

In January this year, Electricity North West (Construction and Maintenance) launched its own service with GridBeyond.

‘Businesses demanding more’

Paul Sheffield, chief operating officer at Haven Power, commented: “We’re excited to be partnering with GridBeyond which is a business that shares a similar ambition to ours; to deliver flexible energy solutions to UK businesses.

“UK businesses are demanding more from their energy supplier, looking to unlock opportunities, to drive value, and build sustainability programmes. Through the energy services we provide and by partnering with GridBeyond we can help them do more and make the energy they need work harder for them.”

Online guide

A free seven-page business guide to demand side response, detailing how it can be used to cut unnecessary energy consumption and utilise idle energy capacity, has recently been published online by environmental news resource, edie.