Comverge Inc. announced a new suite of IntelliSOURCE advanced applications for demand management that transform demand response into a real-time operational resource for utilities.
Used in conjunction with Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostats, control switches and other grid-connected devices, the new advanced applications offer utilities unparalleled levels of reliability, predictability and availability when forecasting and executing demand response control events. These new advanced applications transform demand response from a resource typically used for emergency peak load reduction to a quick-responding, clean energy operational asset.
Using big data analytics and two-way device telemetry, the improved forecasting capabilities enable utilities to leverage demand response as an everyday component of the supply mix, better integrate renewable sources of energy, facilitate real-time energy trading decisions, and participate more effectively in capacity and energy markets.
The core of this platform is a machine learning system that processes real-time streams of data to make precise predictions and solve for complicated cost and location-based demand management scenarios. These enhancements give utilities granular insight into the demand response resources available at any given time and enable IntelliSOURCE to execute precise and flexible control, all while consistently learning from new environmental factors.