Our unique expertise and proactive approach means that we're well positioned to help you manage and coordinate distributed energy resources within your network.

Managing distributed energy resources is an increasingly attractive proposition for energy distributors as networked solar, battery, and wind resources continue to grow across New Zealand.

ems provides flexibility management services to companies wishing to unlock the true potential of distributed energy resources through our custom-built software.

We can help you:

  • access the central registry for distributed energy resources in New Zealand
  • create bespoke, flexibility programme types
  • register your programme participants together with their capabilities
  • orchestrate your resources with creative event management
  • send electronic signals to end users and their smart devices
  • validate the process with measurement and verification tools
  • manage the settlement and billing process
  • share response capabilities between parties

We’ve worked to ensure our software meets the technical requirements of today – and tomorrow.

Our technical standards

We are OpenADR 2.0a &b certified – OpenADR is a simple two-way information exchange model that was created to standardize, automate, and simplify demand response and distributed energy resources. With our certified software, your flexibility programme can integrate directly with smart devices in a standardised messaging environment – which is highly secure and enables automation. It also means that “Fast DER” flexibility programme types can be quickly established that control energy resources in near real-time.

Our platform is also DREDS (AS/NZS:4755) enabled. This is the Australian/New Zealand Demand Response Enabled Device Standard - the technical spec that various smart appliances are required to meet. Our software seamlessly integrates those appliances with the controls and instructions provided by owners and (with permission) by your flexibility programme. Our flexibility management platform can enable you to take full advantage of these resources within your network, to support both load and outage management and avoid demand peaks.

A case study: Building Transpower’s Demand Response Flexibility Programme

ems currently enables Transpower’s Demand Response Flexibility Programme, coordinating 230 MW of available resources across New Zealand. This Programme involves diverse energy resources, including large and small commercial and industrial businesses, wastewater schemes, irrigation, batteries, solar photovoltaic systems, electric vehicles, and recently, smart heat pumps.

You can read more about Transpower’s programme on their website.