Skanderborg and Viborg, Denmark — (METERING.COM) — June 22, 2012 – Kamstrup and GridManager are to integrate the latter’s demand response solution with Kamstrup’s advanced metering infrastructure to provide a plug-and-play application to monitor and manage energy consumption for commercial users.
With mandatory energy audits for large companies one of the outcomes of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, the two companies expect a growing interest for intelligent energy monitoring at these companies.
“There is a high and growing interest for demand response solutions and many demonstration and pilot projects have been or are being carried out,” commented GridManager’s CEO, Mogens Birkelund. “At GridManager we have successfully implemented real life and full scale solutions resulting in significant energy cost savings for our customers. A vital part of the complete solution is to be able to measure energy consumption fast and accurately.”
“Kamstrup is happy to partner with a company, who is one of the leaders within demand response solutions for businesses and industrial customers,” added Kamstrup Smart Grid product manager, Henrik Baek Joergensen. “Combining our two solutions will create significant value for our common customers.”
GridManager has developed an adaptor between its Demand/Response system and Kamstrup’s UtiliDriver® head-end. This will make integration between the two systems plug-and-play and support not only the Kamstrup electricity meters, but also water, heat and cooling meters via standard wireless M-Bus. The Demand/Response solution will gather consumption data, and an agent will actively monitor and manage consumption 24 hours a day. The constant monitoring is focused on both the customer’s equipment as well as energy price development and thus new opportunities for revenue in the intelligent power grid.
An example of deployment for the combined solution would be a shopping center with hundreds of shops, to enable individual shops to achieve savings on their energy and water bills.