Consumers Energy implements energy management & DR Solutions


Michigan based Consumers Energy has signed agreements with Viridity Energy Solutions to receive energy management and demand response software, services, and solutions.

Under the agreement, Viridity will provide its platform to enable Consumers Energy Virtual Energy Engineer services.

The energy solutions firm will serve as the technology and demand response services provider to Consumers Energy commercial and industrial customers.

The firm’s software and technology platform has been tailored to the progressive energy programmes being implemented by Consumers Energy to assist their customers in effectively managing their energy costs.

The range of software and services will be offered under the Consumers Energy brand.

Current solutions include energy usage and demand visualisation, energy analytics, peak shaving optimisation, energy storage operations, emergency and economic demand response programs, customised alerts to customers for weather, energy prices and energy demand and usage.

The pair will continue to implement other leading-edge software and solutions to help the utility’s customers efficiently manage their energy costs, as well as assisting Consumers Energy in grid management.

“Consumers Energy is committed to delivering on our mission, “World Class Performance Delivering Hometown Service,” and this newly announced agreement with Viridity reinforces our desire to provide energy solutions that enhance conservation and develop demand response options that benefit our customers.

“We believe Consumers Energy’s future – and the energy future of Michigan – will be built on a foundation comprised of innovative programmes and creative partnerships like this one,” said Lauren Youngdahl-Synder, vice president of customer experience at Consumers Energy.

Mack Treece, CEO of Viridity says: “We are excited and honoured to have been selected by Consumers Energy, one of the largest and most progressive utilities in the U.S., to deliver Distributed Energy Resources (DER) solutions to its customer base.

“We are confident that the programs will enable Consumers Energy to create energy cost savings for its customers, while also providing grid stability and furthering their carbon reduction goals. Consumers Energy’s focus on continuous innovation and superior customer service fits nicely with Viridity’s market-leading software and DER solutions.”