Use Industrial AI to monitor curtailments and predictively alert for non-compliance situations. Provision solution as an Intelligent DRAS (Demand Response Application Service) in a NERC CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) compatible environment.
A SmartCloud Demand Response solution monitors and manages more than 100 megawatts of industrial power in real time as part of a program run by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which operates the state’s electric grid. The solution is part of a turnkey services offering from Demand Response Partners, Inc. (DRP), a SmartCloud partner and an aggregator in the program.
Ensure timely responses to curtailment requests, avoiding costly penalties and gaining full financial value from fast demand response programs.
Robust Communication: Deliver fault-tolerant end-to-end communications (from the meter to the ISO) using SmartCloud software agents for ICCP, DNP3, as well as third party systems such as data historians and Meter Data Management (MDM) systems.
Secure Hosting: Securely run within SmartCloud's NERC CIP compatible environment as one of several hosting options, including deployment in the cloud using a software-as-a-service model.
AI Agents: Use AI agents to manage robust, bidirectional communication services that send real-time electricity consumption data and receive, as well as interpret, curtailment requests.
AI reasoning: Monitor curtailment requests in real time and automate appropriate control settings to avoid penalties, either by guiding operators (open-loop control) or communicating directly with control systems (closed-loop control) using standards like OpenADR.
Auditable data: Permanently store corrected and uncorrected data to support end-of-month audits and offline analysis.
Responses to power curtailment requests must be within seconds consistent with user constraints.
Large commercial and industrial electricity users can participate in fast demand response programs offered by utilities. In return for offering substantial financial incentives, these programs require participants to comply with peak-demand electric curtailment requests on short notice – typically within seconds – or incur large financial penalties.