Hourly Carbon-Free Matching
Achieving net zero carbon is a key sustainability goal for many organizations. As customers make the transition to net zero, many are looking to solve the gap between electricity demand and available supply sources on an hourly basis. Currently, energy markets have limited options for tracking and matching carbon-free supply with demand on an hour-by-hour basis, and most organizations pursuing net zero do so by matching energy use with renewable energy certificates, or RECs, on an annual basis.
To achieve a true 24 x 7 x 365 carbon-free supply strategy, customers need to understand not only their hourly demand but also, what carbon-free supply is available on the grid and local emissions rates. From there they will need to build a strategy to match load and supply on an hourly basis, which will minimize the emissions impacts of their energy consumption. This is where Constellation, with our generation, supply management and data analytics can help. Partnering with Microsoft, we are developing an hourly-matching application that gives customers a transparent, independently verified view of their sustainability efforts, with analytics and supply solution recommendations to make quantifiable progress towards carbon reduction goals.
Resources for Hourly Matching
The offering described herein is currently under development and is not yet available for purchase. Actual product launch is expected, but not guaranteed, to take place the 4th quarter of 2022. Final product offering may differ from what is described here, and will be sold and contracted by Constellation.