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  • We are constantly looking at ways of reducing our overheads and energy is a massive part of that. Open Energi offered a different angle to the usual energy efficiency measures, many of which we have already implemented. Instead of saving us energy, they are helping us to turn some of our most energy-intensive assets into income.

    Wayne Priest Plant Director


Liberty Bridge Aluminium, a UK based specialist aluminium gravity die casting manufacturer, has implemented Dynamic Demand in its manufacturing operations. Using the software to control its aluminium holding pots, the business will help the UK’s National Grid balance electricity supply and demand and reduce CO2 emissions, while at the same time generating new revenues.

Liberty Bridge Aluminium has nearly 100 years of experience in supplying aluminium gravity die castings for the automotive, commercial vehicle and off-highway markets in the UK and overseas. Its Wednesbury-based plant has forty-six holding pots, which store molten aluminium at around 750C. The material is kept at constant temperatures before it is poured into dies for the manufacture of the casting.

In an effort to help reduce environmental impact and improve competitiveness, the business chose Open Energi’s Dynamic Demand software based technology which has converted its holding pots into smart devices, reacting instantaneously to changes in the electricity supply and demand across the UK network.

The pots deliver flexible capacity to help National Grid balance electricity supply and demand which is helping to reduce UK CO2 emissions from power stations.


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