National Grid selects EnergyHub software to manage distributed C&I energy resources

National Grid is now managing commercial and industrial (C&I) demand response through EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform, extending a multi-DER portfolio that includes thermostats and residential batteries. With EnergyHub, National Grid can rely on a single platform to manage multiple classes of DERs to provide critical grid services.

EnergyHub provides National Grid with enrollment, forecast-based dispatch and reporting and settlement capabilities for their C&I resources. National Grid’s C&I program has enrolled 13 aggregators and over 900 individual sites in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island representing over 400MW of load reduction capacity. Through their residential BYOD programs, National Grid has enrolled almost 30,000 thermostats and over 1,000 batteries.

“National Grid is committed to running a safe, sustainable, and efficient grid. Managing distributed energy resources is a key component of that mission. We are excited to be taking the next step in further developing our demand response programs for the benefit of the grid and all of our customers.” John Isberg, interim senior VP and chief customer officer at National Grid.

EnergyHub offers a comprehensive set of C&I capabilities for utilities to take an automated, data-driven and scalable approach to enroll and manage both individual site and aggregator-nominated flexibility. Features of EnergyHub’s C&I solution include:

  • Enrollment: Automate aggregator-nominated or individual site enrollment, allowing National Grid to seamlessly review and process enrollments (individually or in bulk)
  • Forecasting and dispatch: Trigger targeted dispatch of aggregations or sites based on system forecasts
  • Reporting and settlement: Generate and analyze event performance data for reservation, performance, and payment calculations

EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS provides a single platform for utilities to manage any type of DER – C&I or residential, utility or customer-owned. Using one DERMS platform for both C&I and residential assets ensures utilities avoid operational silos, reduce reliance on multiple platforms, and minimize technology costs.

“We’re excited to work with clients like National Grid to provide a centralized platform for managing resources at the grid edge, from behind-the-meter residential assets to commercial and industrial sites,” said Seth Frader-Thompson, president at EnergyHub.

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