Demand responseProject Intellihub Demand Flexibility Platform Project
This report shares early lessons learnt from Intellihub’s Demand Flexibility Platform which aims to enable Virtual Power Plant (VPP) providers to flexibly operate multiple Consumer Energy Resources (CER or Devices) through a single integration; helping to avoid the costly development of systems, installation and additional communication systems.
The rollout of smart meters with the capability to switch load on and off based on a time-schedule or remote commands presents a lower cost way of controlling hot water systems. Controlling hot water systems through a smart meter also permits more granular load control as individual premises can be controlled, rather than the whole zone as a single group. It also removes the need for the AFLC receiver and associated costs.
Today, Intellihub removes AFLC receivers, and provides the load control functionality with the smart meter as a business-as-usual activity. Integrating the smart meter head-end systems with the deX platform allows both retailers and networks to dynamically control these hot water systems.