Managing energy at the demand side can tick all the boxes of the energy trilemma, says Enel X managing director Asia and Oceania Jeff Renaud.
Which energy solution can balance decarbonisation with affordable energy and reliability of supply? It’s a tough question, unless you remember to include offset demand as supply. Trading one for the other is what happens when a market allows demand response mechanisms that can help supply extreme peaks and provide fast frequency response, among other things.
“The energy trilemma is not an easy equation to balance, but demand response ticks all three of those boxes,” says Enel X managing director Asia and Oceania Jeff Renaud.
Business owners who are waking up to the economic proposition of demand response should also count on its legitimate corporate social responsibility credentials, he says.
Renaud offered EcoGeneration a rundown on the benefits of demand response and a couple of surprising insights into applications that are working out for his clients.
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