Demand Response Load Control
The Grid Net Demand Response Load Control (DRLC) Application is deployed on the Grid Net Platform. Because the Grid Net Platform uses point-to-point cellular networks, every Grid Net-enabled device with the DRLC Application adds immediate value the moment it is installed.
Grid Net-enabled DREDs (Demand Response Enabling Devices) help reduce energy consumption when demand is highest. Policy-based demand response mechanisms intelligently respond when needed based on instantaneous information available to the device as opposed to only when directed by operators in the back office. These mechanisms include both the ability to curtail power consumption or start on-site power generation.
In coordination with the Grid Net Distribution Monitoring & Control (DM&C) Application, Grid Net-enabled DREDs also allow utilities to shape load by detecting over- and under-loaded portions of their network and rebalance load through switch controls.
The Grid Net DRLC Application provides intelligent automation to reduce operational costs, extend the life of grid assets, and eliminate the need for peak power plants.
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