Product Spotlight: Demand Response

Energy Management with Monterey and REGEN Energy

In an effort to avoid outages and rolling blackouts now and in the future, utility companies are offering a wide variety of demand response programs to help customers temporarily reduce their energy usage during peak times and lower electricity costs. Combining a demand response strategy with other energy efficiency solutions can significantly reduce your overall electricity usage and lowers operating costs. Using an Energy Management platform and controller, you can dramatically reduce peak electrical demand by up to 30% in commercial and light industrial properties.

Recently, Monterey Energy entered into an Authorized Dealer Agreement with REGEN Energy, a technology company which is transforming the energy efficiency landscape throughout the US and Canada. REGEN developed a sophisticated new energy management technology based on a concept called swarm logic.

REGEN’s Swarm Energy Management is an ideal solution for Mid-sized Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Markets. Utilizing REGEN’s patented swarm-based intelligence, controllers can facilitate dramatic energy reductions while maintaining occupant comfort and allow for effective scheduling of overnight and weekend loads. Swarm Energy Management features and benefits include:

• Simple, affordable, wireless electrical demand management • Automated Demand Response, including OpenADR • Energy consumption reduction through efficient schedule-based control • Intelligent, adaptive energy management • Web-based interface • Typical demand & consumption reductions of 15% – 30%

Swarm Energy Management employs swarm logic to allow equipment in buildings to communicate and coordinate to minimize the number and size of loads unnecessarily running concurrently, thereby reducing peak demand. This strategy can be used as an excellent load control strategy for Demand Response. It provides more effective management of occupant comfort during DR events than conventional load limiting or setback strategies.

Typical loads include (but not limited to):

• Air conditioning • Lighting • Electric heating • Pumps • EV charging • Other discretionary loads

REGEN’s Swarm Energy Management controllers are as easy to install as thermostats, and require no special training. The energy management platform can easily complement an existing building automation system or be installed as a much more cost-effective alternative to a building automation system.

Take a look at this video that explains how REGEN Energy’s Swarm Energy Management works.

For more information about how your business can benefit from Demand Response programs or incorporate them into your existing energy reduction strategy, contact Monterey Energy at 909.397.8000 or To learn about more energy saving solutions, visit our website at

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