National Grid expands DER portfolio with EnergyHub to manage C&I

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This week EnergyHub said that National Grid is now managing commercial and industrial (C&I) demand response through EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform.

National Grid’s C&I program has enrolled 13 aggregators and 900 individual sites in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island, representing 400 MW of load reduction capacity. Through its residential BYOD programs, National Grid has enrolled approximately 30,000 thermostats and 1,000 batteries.

EnergyHub is helping National Grid with enrollment, forecast-based dispatch and reporting and settlement capabilities for i’s C&I customer’s resources.

EnergyHub also offers a set of C&I capabilities for utilities to take an automated, data-driven and scalable approach to enroll and manage both individual site and aggregator-nominated flexibility. Features of EnergyHub’s C&I solution include:

  • Enrollment: Automate aggregator-nominated or individual site enrollment, allowing National Grid to seamlessly review and process enrollments (individually or in bulk)
  • Forecasting and dispatch: Trigger targeted dispatch of aggregations or sites based on system forecasts
  • Reporting and settlement: Generate and analyze event performance data for reservation, performance, and payment calculations

EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS provides a single platform for utilities to manage any type of DER – C&I or residential, utility or customer-owned. Using one DERMS platform for both C&I and residential assets ensures utilities avoid operational silos, reduce reliance on multiple platforms and minimize technology costs.

“We’re excited to work with clients like National Grid to provide a centralized platform for managing resources at the grid edge, from behind-the-meter residential assets to commercial and industrial sites,” said Seth Frader-Thompson, President at EnergyHub.

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