Colombian utility company implements Innovari's platform

Colombian utility Empresas Municipales de Cali on June 30 launched an advanced energy project in Cali to implement Innovari's Interactive Energy Platform (IEP) to manage energy in strategically selected buildings across the city.

The project is part of EMCALI's effort to expand long-term solutions beyond dependency on hydroelectric power to meet peak energy needs and to add affordable, clean capacity that will last.

"The IEP automates electricity consumption during peak hours using an approach that is so subtle and efficient, there is no noticeable impact on business operations or customer experience," Andres Felipe Jaramillo Salazar, EMCALI manager of the energy strategic business unit, said.

The project includes a variety of facility types including multiple Alamacenes La 14 supermarkets, the Vallecampus University and EMCALI's corporate offices. EMCALI customers can decrease energy demand through temporary changes in thermostat settings and reductions in non-essential lighting without any impact to operations.

Through the IEP, all actions are automated and customer environment and load reduction feedback are monitored in real-time.

"Customers report that buildings still feel cool, yet they are reducing demand on the grid, while saving money and contributing to more affordable and reliable power across the region," Salazar said.