Technology is changing the way we live.
By 2020 it is estimated that there will be over 50 billion smart devices connected to the internet.
Using this connectivity to help devices respond smartly to the needs of the electricity grid could shift up to 10% of energy demand without impacting the end user.
Demand Response means we can be smarter about how and when we use energy and build a system which is cleaner, more affordable and secure.
In the past we have relied on centralised fossil fuelled power stations generating energy to meet our ever changing demand. This has created a system built for peaks in demand which for much of the time is under used.
In the new energy economy our demand for energy responds to supply. Energy users are empowered to become active participants in the market, both taking and giving a service to the grid.
Dynamic Demand is helping to build this new energy economy, harnessing small amounts of flexible energy demand from everyday equipment to intelligently shift our energy consumption in line with available supply.
This means we can make better use of our existing infrastructure and deliver massive savings for bill payers.
It’s a no build approach to securing our energy supplies which is quicker, cleaner and more affordable than the alternatives:
Fast forward to 2035; most of our energy comes from cheap, renewable energy sources, Dynamic Demand acts as a distributed storage network automatically adjusting consumption from millions of cars, heaters, pumps and fridges up and down the country in line with available supply, and suddenly our energy trilemma doesn’t seem so insurmountable.