For aggregators

An aggregator is a business that deals in providing the balance of electricity consumption or provides the so-called demand response service, thus promoting a balanced and efficient operation of electricity system. Pursuant to the request of the aggregator, Sadales tīkls provides the business with historical and current electricity consumption data of the customer.

 

How is the operation of the aggregator organised?

The aggregator agrees with distribution system operator on the provision of demand response services. The business shall identify electricity users and agree that, in accordance with the overall grid load, the consumption of these customers at certain periods of time shall be decreased or increased to promote the consumption efficiency and cost efficiency of electricity distribution system and the customer. The aggregator can install additional smart devices at the property of the customer, which enable remote control of electricity consumption.

Example. When the demand for electricity is very high, shortage of electricity occurs in the grid and the price of electricity increases rapidly, the aggregator can remotely reduce the temperature of customer’s electric devices, for instance, freezers or water boiler for 15 – 20 minutes, thus reducing the energy consumption of the customer, as well as their costs and the total demand for electricity during the respective period.

 

How to commence the operation of an aggregator?

First, please apply at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and get registered in the register of aggregators. Then conclude contracts with the following partners:

  • Distribution system operator, that you will provide demand response service to;
  • Electricity trader or another provider of balancing services, which serves the properties of customers selected by you;
  • Distribution system operator, which operates the network that the properties of your selected customer are connected to.

 

How to commence co-operation with Sadales tīkls?

We will contact you within two business days to agree on further action.