Our MD Michael Kirkland discusses how IoT enabled building and energy management systems can help businesses participate in STOR and undertake DSR activities
Participating within Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) and Demand Side Response (DSR) parameters is not a choice for many businesses, it is a necessity.
We work with independent utilities business to provide a service that enables their clients to ‘push’ data to their monitoring services.
DSR is the ability to switch from grid supply power for the site onto generators when utilities costs are at their highest and/or in response to a feed from the Grid. Businesses adopting this, sign into the government scheme with the purpose of helping the National Grid to balance supply.
STOR is a reserve that at certain times of the day the National Grid may need access to sources of extra power to help manage demand on the system being greater than forecast or unforeseen generation unavailability. This ensures that when the request to shift demand comes in, the systems (generators) are ready and capable to meet the demand for the period of time required by parameters.
At Forest Rock we help businesses comply with STOR and DSR by supplying and installing a robust IoT engineered solution and digital dashboard to meet the operating parameters of STOR and DSR.
The IoT solution was connected to generators to allow for demand side response activities and for the client to sign up to STOR. It allowed for data transfer and generator switching based upon the demand, load and conditions, this switching was achieved instantly. Forest Rock also ensured that its systems complied with switching times in order to meet the requirements of the STOR and DSR criteria.
The Forest Rock system allows buildings to respond to a request to move consumption off Grid and onto generator sets instantly. It also provides real-time monitoring and management of the generator sets to ensure that when the request to shift demand comes in, the systems (generators) are ready and capable to meet the demand for the period of time required by STOR.
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