Demand responseProject Zen Ecosystems Demand Response
This report documents the performance, learnings and findings of the Planet Innovation demand response program, run by Zen Ecosystems.
Zen Ecosystems goal for providing Demand Response (DR) is to target small to medium sized loads (typically HVAC&R and lighting) at scale using the ZenHQ cloud platform to deliver DR signals manually or automatically.
The PI DR load portfolio for 2017/18 Summer involves a broad span of demand response loads located in Victoria and that fall into 3 main categories:
- Behavioral Demand Response (~1450 NMI’s)
- Commercial refrigeration NMI’s (20) with remote/wireless control
- Commercial building NMI’s (5) with manual and Zen controlled HVAC loads.