It pays to be flexible with your energy use.
Demand Flexibility gives you greater control over when selected equipment at your site uses electricity, by automatically switching it off when the grid needs extra support.
How you’ll benefit
- Earn money for switching off selected electrical equipment at times of high electricity demand and for being on standby to reduce electrical load quickly if there’s an unplanned major grid event.
- Reduce your costs from getting paid to shift your energy use.
- Make a meaningful contribution to New Zealand’s energy transition.
What our customers are saying
Our customers share how participating in Demand Flexibility is helping them become more sustainable, stay at the forefront of their industries and earn money.
Find out how the financial rewards of joining the Demand Flex programme have exceeded Mancold’s expectations.
How it works.
Your electrical equipment
Our cloud-based Demand Flexibility software integrates with the hub and electricity markets.
New Zealand’s electricity markets
In real-time our automated platform manages your equipment to participate in multiple electricity markets.
Getting set up is easy
- We’ll help you identify if Demand Flexibility is right for you and select electrical equipment to participate, ensuring there’s no disruption to your core business.
- We’ll also agree the terms of your participation and work out how much you could earn.
- Then, we’ll install hardware on your site to send event signals to your control systems and test it’s all working as expected.
- Once you’re up and running, we’ll pay you for being on standby to reduce your load, and for responding to events.
Register your interest
- Equipment can include load, generation or energy storage equipment.
- It must be able to be automatically controlled.
- Where temporary interruption of power supply to selected equipment is not business critical, eg a freezer that can be turned off for short periods of time.
- Equipment can have a variable operating profile and does not need to be available 24/7.
- Participating equipment should have an average demand or generation output capacity of at least 100kW across the site.
- Examples include refrigeration compressors, fans and pumps, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, timber drying kilns, furnaces, swimming pools, water and wastewater pumps, manufacturing equipment and loads backed up by uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and gensets.
At this stage, participating sites can be located anywhere in the North Island.
No, you can participate in Demand Flexibility regardless of who supplies your electricity.