What is four dimensional energy management?

Video Interview with Marc Borrett, CEO, Reactive Technologies

How corporate energy users can better control energy costs using demand side management

  • Business energy users can increase profitability through demand side management
  • Flexibility is key for corporate energy users to manage their energy budgets in an increasingly uncertain future
  • The UK energy system continues to experience fundamental change

Macro changes in the UK energy system are increasing the cost of energy for consumers and making it more difficult for organisations like National Grid to reliably manage supply and demand of electricity in real time. These pressures are driving the need for greater levels of control and flexibility within the energy system.

With the advent of cloud computing, large corporate energy users can now add sophistication to how they manage their energy so they can reduce costs and earn new revenue from providing valuable services to National Grid and others, from their existing assets.

Typically, corporate energy consumers manage energy in two dimensions. They manage how much energy they use (volume) and how much they pay per unit of energy they consume (price). Reactive Technologies’ cloud-based energy management platform, Tradenergy, is enabling the UK corporate sector to manage its energy spend across four dimensions, delivering far greater value and certainty.

The third dimension is time; being flexible about when you use your energy and the fourth dimension is about creating the best value from this flexibility in consumption in a way that doesn’t impact on day-to-day operations.

Published in The Telegraph on 04 Jan 2016