The trends towards the development of the smart grid and the increasing share of renewable generation considerably enhance the significance of the demand side for the electricity grid.
The demand side takes an active role, increasingly contributing towards improving the utilisation of the electricity generation, transmission and distribution assets. At present Alpiq focuses its demand side management (DSM) services on assisting its customers to analyse and optimise their power consumption and on providing systems services to the respective grid operator. Alpiq develops its demand side management portfolio through vehicles such as Flexitricity and Xamax .
Electronic metering and related services
Optimisation of power consumption
Optimisation of reactive power
Participation in the ancillary services markets