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Danfoss collaborates on demand response

USA/DENMARK: Danfoss has joined forces with Enersponse, a distributed energy resource management company based in California, to introduce cutting-edge services for American supermarkets.

The collaboration aims to enhance energy flexibility in HVAC and refrigeration systems by unlocking benefits for the food retail sector with Enersponse’s automated demand response (Auto-DR) solutions.

Danfoss and Enersponse will collaborate to ensure food retailers achieve grid stability while reaping financial rewards automatically via Auto-DR. By reducing energy usage when electricity demand exceeds supply, Auto-DR helps ensure the lights stay on and the food stays fresh, all while reducing energy use during peak periods.

Enersponse’s DERMS platform will be seamlessly integrated into Alsense, Danfoss’ IoT food retail services cloud solution that tracks refrigeration asset performance, allowing retail managers to easily respond to alarms, ensure 24/7 monitoring of food conditions and reduce energy consumption.

“We are thrilled to partner with Enersponse to expand our offerings to food retail customers in the United States,” said Natalie Schnippering, Danfoss’ head of digital services. 

“With digital innovation, we can capture supermarket data and gain the insight needed to optimise energy use, automate corrective actions, and prevent peak loads and energy waste,” she added.

This proactive smart demand response approach from Danfoss and Enersponse would enable supermarkets to reduce electricity costs by lowering cooling loads during peak hours. According to the International Energy Agency, smart demand response could provide 185GW of system flexibility, equivalent to the currently installed electricity supply capacity of Australia and Italy combined.

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