Constellation Energy achète CPower, spécialiste de l’effacement énergétique.
Constellation Energy Buys CPower: First of More Deals to Come?
Big energy companies have been talking about moving deeper into demand response.
Constellation Energy, a large, diversified power producer, has bought demand response specialist CPower. CPower has often been the third banana in demand response. EnerNoc has been the leader in demand response services linking utilities and commercial/industrial facilities, and Comverge has been the leader in demand response services for the home. CPower competes directly against EnerNoc and is one of the largest players in Texas. It has also been trying to move away from classic demand response services -- i.e., turning down the power during peak events -- to demand management, which entails modulating power on an ongoing basis to curb overall consumption.
"Demand response is a technology with many uses. The ability to manage peak load is one very simple deployment of that application," CPower CEO Gary Fromer said in June. "The issue is, can you do it across more and more customers and do it more surgically?"