Informetis Co., Ltd. Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd. adopted the cloud-based demand response support service “BridgeLAB DR” and operated it as a power saving program this winter.

Informetis Inc.
Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd. adopts cloud-based demand response support service “BridgeLAB DR” and operates it in this winter’s power saving program
Completing the collection of participation intentions and calculation of demand adjustment amounts in the cloud, simplifying DR activation
Informetis Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Taro Tadano; hereinafter “Informetis”) has launched the cloud-based demand response support service “BridgeLAB DR” developed and provided by Informetis. , Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Higashi-ku, Sapporo, President: Chisato Kawamura, hereinafter “Hokkaido Gas”). Hokkaido Gas will start operation from December 1, 2022, when the power saving program for this winter will begin. [Imaged12366-23-14a31ba4e11eecef06c9-0.png&s3=12366-23-2d2e3f70992dc32460cf7639d723e0a5-2880x1620.png
Background of adoption
In March 2022, a warning of tight power supply and demand was issued within the jurisdiction of TEPCO and Tohoku Electric Power, and in June 2022, a warning of tight power supply and demand was issued within the jurisdiction of TEPCO. In the winter of 2022, although the reserve margin exceeds the 3% required for stable supply, it is necessary to pay close attention to changes in supply capacity, such as unplanned shutdowns of generators, and to take measures as necessary. It is said that there is (*1), and it is still not a safe situation.
Therefore, as a countermeasure for the power supply and demand balance this winter, power saving by consumers, including companies and general households, has become even more important.
In response, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is promoting electricity retailers to implement a “power saving program” that utilizes demand response (DR), in which power saving requests are made according to the level of power demand and benefits are awarded based on the degree of power saving achieved. doing. In addition, for electricity retailers, etc., as a subsidy for the cost of measures to promote the efficiency of electricity use, support will be provided for special funds for consumers who have expressed their participation in the electricity saving program (*2). Public-private cooperation is required to avoid
On the other hand, there is a concern that in order for electricity retailers to implement demand response, there will be a significant increase in the amount of work involved in operations such as collecting the willingness to participate from a large number of consumers, calculating accurate demand adjustment amounts, and issuing reports. For this reason, many business operators have given up on implementation.
In order to address these issues, Informetis has made it easy to use the cloud to streamline the gathering of consumers’ willingness to participate when activating demand response, accurately calculate the amount of demand adjustment, and issue a report on power saving effects. We have developed “BridgeLAB DR” that can be realized in a short time, and have introduced it to about 10 companies, mainly retail electric power companies. And this time, it has been adopted by Hokkaido Gas, and Hokkaido Gas will start operation of demand response using “BridgeLAB DR” from December 1, 2022.
Reason for adoption
Informetis’ “BridgeLAB DR” was adopted because it was highly evaluated for its cloud-based system introduction and for its ability to efficiently trigger demand response.
In addition, Hokkaido Gas will implement the “North Gas Power Saving Campaign” (*3) as a power saving program this winter.
* 1 Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, Supply and Demand Outlook for Winter 2022 and 2023 (September 15, 2022)
(https://www.meti.go.jp/shingikai/enecho/denryoku_gas/denryoku_gas/pdf/053_03_01 .pdf)
* 2Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy About subsidies and power saving program promotion projects related to project costs for promoting efficient use of electricity (https://setsuden.go.jp/)
*3 Kita Gas power saving campaign (https://www.hokkaido-gas.co.jp/news/20221114) About “BridgeLAB DR”
“BridgeLAB DR” provided by Informetis is a cloud-based service that can easily collect consumers’ willingness to participate in DR activation by retail electricity companies, calculate demand adjustment amounts, and issue reports. It can be started in as little as 4 weeks, greatly reducing man-hours related to demand response. “BridgeLAB DR” service site: https://dr.bridgelab.app/
Infometis Company Profile
Informetis Inc.
Location: 5-5-1 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo Mita Building 4F
Representative: Taro Tadano, Representative Director
Business description: Energy informatics business (development and sales of original power sensors, data mining, provision of original IoT data platforms and applications for utilizing energy data, etc., and creation of new services utilizing energy data, etc.)
Established: April 8, 2013
URL: https://www.informitis.com/
*The information in this release is current as of the date of the announcement. Please note that it is subject to change without notice.

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