Clean Energy News: Q&A Open Energi discusses the future of demand response

Following the launch of the follow-up to its popular demand response product Dynamic Demand, Clean Energy News caught up with Open Energi technical director Michael Bironneau and commercial director David Hill to discuss the platform’s development, demand response’s role in the energy transition and how it will change in the future.

Q: How has Open Energi looked to develop Dynamic Demand 2.0, and what’s contributed to it?

Michael Bironneau (MB): Historically Open Energi has been involved in the control of thousands of distributed assets, and in order to do that we often had to do a lot of very manual work to model the asset or understand its control philosophy. Once we’d done that, we still had to understand how to predict its performance characteristics and forecast when it would be available to us. That’s why our data science team is one of the largest in the business.

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Clean Energy News: Open Energi embraces AI and machine learning for new demand response platform

Open Energi has launched its new Dynamic Demand 2.0 platform, capable of helping businesses shift demand by connecting an increased array of on-site equipment.

The updated version of its Dynamic Demand platform can connect industrial equipment, battery storage, on-site generation and electric vehicles before aggregating their energy capacities.

This allows businesses to effectively ‘stack’ their demand flexibility and offer services such as balancing, energy trading, capacity market participation and peak price management to both save on energy costs and generate external revenue.

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