A PIONEER IN MANAGING
Created in 2006, Voltalis was one of the first innovators in automated demand-side management. This new process consists in briefly curtailing the electricity consumption of certain appliances to better respond to the needs of the electrical grid.
Consequently, private individuals equipped with Voltalis technology generate energy savings, whilst the electrical grid benefits from a demand management tool, namely during peak periods, which is precise and reliable.
A demand response
capacity of almost
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CLEAN ELECTRICITY AT A LOWER COST
Given that electricity cannot be stored on a large scale, balancing generation and consumption in real-time is essential. Voltalis addresses this need with a simple solution: curtailing at the end-consumer’s premises, for short durations and with no impact on comfort, appliances allowing a flexible electricity consumption (heaters, air conditioners…). Carried out on millions of appliances in a coordinated manner, these brief curtailments lower global electricity demand.
Combined with Voltalis’ consumption monitoring service, this technology enables equipped households and companies to reduce their consumption by up to 15% whilst contributing to the security of the electrical grid.
In addition, demand side management offers the advantage of limiting use of supplementary generation means traditionally used during consumption peaks, which are not only expensive but also pollute.
A SMART DEVICE COMBINED WITH POWERFUL ALGORITHMS
The solution offered by Voltalis is based on the installation of a smart device on the electrical panel of households and tertiary buildings.
The device communicates with a central platform enabling monitoring and control of electrical appliances. Thanks to this system, as well as its algorithms designed to optimize consumption, Voltalis can anticipate and dispatch its demand side management capacity, taking into account both local constraints and global needs.
The result of eight years of Research and Development, Voltalis’ integrated solution (hardware and software) has multiple patents, and has no equivalent in the world.
A PRODUCER WITH INTERNATIONAL AMBITIONS
Demand side management makes use of energy saving as a viable alternative to electricity production. Since 2008 in France, Voltalis has sold its production to the electric grid operator and, as such, remains the sole qualified demand-side management player in its market.
This solution has global potential. Indeed, the majority of countries are faced with ever-increasing needs in terms of flexibility and capacity, partly owing to the growth of intermittent generation.
Voltalis’ technology is a perfect response to this problem : it provides low-cost, clean electricity and addresses the considerable potential in the residential sector for energy efficiency and load management, wich is largely under-exploited today.