Demand response breakthrough for Bolton tech firm
Bolton-based Synectic Design is ready to capitalise on the growing market for demand side response thanks to support from low carbon sector specialists at the Business Growth Hub.
Since forming in 1990, Synectic Design has been developing and producing measurement, control and monitoring equipment.
Synectic’s latest invention is an innovative frequency monitor with an in-built noise filter. This has huge potential for monitoring changes in electricity usage on both commercial and industrial sites.
This component is, therefore, highly suitable for the fast-growing demand-side response (DSR) market, where businesses are paid to turn down or turn off non-essential energy use to balance the grid during periods of high demand.
The company was introduced to Tom Bardwell, a low carbon sector specialist at the Business Growth Hub, whose advice helped Synectic decide that the DSR market was worth pursuing and who helped the company develop the best approach.
Adrienne Tonge, managing director of Synectic, said: “Thanks to the Hub’s support with market research, we are now in a much better position to move into a thriving new market – we look forward to continuing this exciting journey.”