DemandEx in Your Building

Demand Charge Management Software: Reducing Your Electricity Bills through Building Optimization & Controls
What is it?

DemandEx™ monitors and adjusts the electricity usage of your building to limit monthly peaks which account for up to half of your electricity bill.  It forecasts your solar production, minimizes usage during the most expensive time of day, and reduces your building electricity peaks – all with no hassle.

How does it work?

By learning from your building’s past usage patterns, DemandEx can determine how best to control your electricity usage over the course of each day.  This solution reduces the operating costs of your buildings by flexing the electrical loads, including your air-conditioning units.  We avoid setting new demand peaks and minimize electricity usage during the most expensive time of day by adjusting the heating and air conditioning temperatures, and by managing when they turn on.

How does this affect the temperature and thermostats in your building?  

We maintain temperatures in the building within the range determined by building management and make adjustments within that range.  That means at any given time, the temperature could be slightly higher or slightly lower than usual; that’s how DemandEx saves you money and makes the most of your solar installation. The wider the range, the more you can save. Only the designated building or facility manager has the ability to adjust the target temperature range.  While DemandEx does make changes to the temperature in the building, a drastic or abnormal swing could be caused by malfunctioning heating or cooling equipment.

What can you do if something seems wrong?

You can email or call our customer service number at 510-225-9329 if you need to reach the Extensible Energy team to help troubleshoot issues.