“In an evolving European context and in a world in which the energy transition is leading to new forms of power generation and demand management. This experimentation is key and opens the road for Enel to create a hub of excellence, confirming our ambition to play a leading role as an aggregator in the Italian electricity market. These pilot projects are a small first step towards the comprehensive reform of the power services market, which, through the full participation of all resources, will make it more suited to the rapid transformation under way in the electricity system”
Demand response is a major paradigm shift in Italian electricity dispatching, considering that until recently only power generation plants were authorised to participate in the services market, while now electricity users and distributed generators can take part through aggregators like Enel X.
These latest auctions have seen the participation of Enel X customers from different industrial sectors and of different sizes.
The process for the management of balancing orders and the control/monitoring of plants will be handled through the demand response platform of EnerNOC, a company acquired by Enel X, which has been active in this sector for years in America and Europe. This platform is one of the most advanced in the industry, and makes it possible to maximise the value of customer aggregates, leveraging on their different characteristics and availability.