Demand Response 101: earn revenue by shifting your energy use

Demand Response 101: earn revenue by shifting your energy use

Turn energy into a source of competitive advantage by joining our Virtual Power Plant

Our programs

  • Reliability Demand Response (Emergency peak reduction): Earn revenue for reducing grid power consumption during emergencies that threaten grid stability. This is traditionally known as Demand Response.
    Example situation: There’s a heatwave and KPX has run out of power reserves to meet afternoon electricity demand.
    Example response: A food
    manufacturing plant reduces production for two hours.
  • Small-Medium Reliability Demand Response (Peak reduction): A reliability Demand Response program for smaller-scaled businesses, such as buildings, schools, markets, agricultural businesses and more.
  • Economic Demand Response (Cost saving): Save power supply costs by replacing expensive generators with demand resources. This program is held in what’s known as the “day-to-day electricity market,” where participating companies bid for demand reduction capacity a day before, and the cleared amount is settled by a price competition with generators in the energy market on the same day.
  • Peak Demand Response (Peak reduction): Reduce demand and save costs by reducing power voluntarily when expected demand exceeds the seasonal target set by the government. Participating companies bid for demand reduction capacity a day before.
  • Dust Demand Response (Cost saving of power system payment): Save power system payment costs by reducing power voluntarily when there is severe air pollution. The local government will decide when to reduce the power of coal plants. Participating companies bid for demand reduction capacity a day before.

The grid needs resources that can quickly respond when large power stations or transmission networks unexpected fail, to prevent cascading grid outages. Our VPP responds automatically to deviations in the grid’s frequency, to arrest the deviation and avoid any broader power outages.

Example situation: A large coal-fired power station suddenly fails, and the grid’s frequency starts to drop.

Example response: A compressor at a cold storage facility turns off in less than one second for a maximum of 10 minutes.

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