Deal watch: Con Edison buys Alstom’s demand response solution


French energy company Alstom has won a deal with US energy supplier Con Edison to deliver a demand response management system (DRMS) as part of the US Department of Energy’s smart grid demonstration project, Alstom said in a statement.

Con Edison, which has a service area of 3.3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County in New York state, will use Alstom’s DRMS, based on its e-terraDRBizNet 3.0 technology, to use consumer loads to manage energy supply and demand, with incentives offered to electricity customers to reduce consumption during peak periods such as hot summer days.

Andre Wellington, project manager from Con Edison, said: “Con Edison needed a robust, open, comprehensive and scalable solution to manage our growing demand response activities and data within a single platform.

“Alstom’s DRMS will help streamline our business processes, and efficiently manage and optimise our growing demand response portfolio.”

Alstom’s DRMS system integrates residential, commercial and industrial demand response programmes and can be used from small pilot deployments, to large industrial-grade DRMS projects, Alstom states.

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