- Entergy to deploy best-in-class technologies and program management services
- Large commercial and industrial electricity consumers to receive financial incentives simply by participating in the fully automated demand response program
DR provides an opportunity for customers to play a significant role in the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting electrical loads during peak periods. Under the three-year contract, Honeywell will manage all aspects of Entergy New Orleans’ large commercial DR program including the design, marketing, enrollment and deployment.
“Part of a clean energy future includes partnering with our large commercial customers to deliver innovative programs to help them manage electrical demand at peak times of the day,” said Derek Mills, manager of demand side management, Entergy New Orleans. “By offering a large commercial and industrial DR program, we are delivering a solution that helps manage load at key times on our network and that offers our C&I customers attractive financial incentives.”
With an impressive history of effective programs and a market-leading portfolio of smart energy technologies and services, Honeywell is uniquely positioned to deliver such programs for their extensive customer base. “We are proud to lead this project and to announce the addition of the Enbala Virtual Power Plant (VPP) engine to the Honeywell DemandSites™ suite of solutions,” said Jamie Coffel, global offering manager, Honeywell Smart Energy. “It represents a great collaboration between Honeywell’s industry-leading solutions, our technology partners, and Entergy New Orleans as we all work to provide a more sustainable future.”
“Adding our capabilities and functionality to Honeywell’s Smart Energy portfolio gives Honeywell customers like Entergy new opportunities to orchestrate a broad range of distributed energy resources for advanced DR and other grid balancing applications,” said Trent Bowers, Enbala chief commercial officer. “We are excited to be a part of this innovative new demand management project and our technology partnership with Honeywell.”
About Entergy New Orleans
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is the electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 108,000 customers. Entergy New Orleans, LLC is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.
About Honeywell Smart Energy
Honeywell Smart Energy, part of Honeywell Process Solutions, is helping transform how energy is consumed in homes, buildings, and industries around the world. We enable gas, electricity, and water utilities to deploy advanced metering and software solutions that transform operations, improve reliability and enhance environmental sustainability.
Enbala provides the advanced technology needed to ensure the operational stability of the world’s power grids by harnessing the power of distributed energy. Enbala’s real-time energy-balancing platform provides a highly flexible approach for creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources from flexible loads, energy storage and renewable energy sources. For more information, visit http://www.enbala.com or follow @enbala on Twitter.