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GridBeyond Joins TAPPI to Support Wood, Pulp & Paper Businesses in Navigating Energy Markets

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GridBeyond, the global leader in intelligent energy technology for C&I and Distributed Energy Resource Management (DERM), has joined TAPPI as a Sustaining Corporate Member.

TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and converting industries. GridBeyond supports large energy users, including wood, pulp and paper businesses, in improving their bottom line through new revenue streams, savings and operational efficiencies.

GridBeyond Logo RGB Tall PrimaryGridBeyond harnesses the power of AI technology to connect large energy consumers and their assets; including on-site demand, energy storage, generation and EV charging, to the award-winning Point platform. The platform enables participation in energy services including demand response, smart tariffs, energy trading and peak cost avoidance, and provides access to a range of monitoring tools to enhance business resilience and operational integrity.

Wayne Muncaster, Vice-President for North America, commented:

“Energy is one of the largest costs for wood, pulp and paper mill operators and as such it needs to be carefully managed, especially during times of economic uncertainty. This is why we are excited to have joined TAPPI to support members with our expertise and energy market insights. As businesses look for ways to improve their bottom line and recover from the impact of the pandemic, energy markets provide opportunities to create new streams of income, enhanced savings and increased environmental credentials.

“Assets used by wood, pulp and paper businesses are typically highly flexible in their energy consumption, and therefore perfectly positioned to participate in energy services. By connecting debarkers, chippers, grinders, refiners, paper machines, on-site generation and storage, to our intelligent energy technology platform, businesses can access new revenue streams, cheaper power and increase their operational resilience. All without any impact on production or capital expenditure budget.”

Larry Montague, TAPPI President & CEO, commented:

“TAPPI’s Sustaining Members represent a wide range of exceptional companies, both from within and without our diversified industries.

“Visionary companies like GridBeyond understand the value of relationship building, as well as the types of scientific, technical and educational resources TAPPI offers their employees as they strive to dig deeper and share more about how energy creates opportunities for the industries we serve. We welcome them as a valued addition to the TAPPI family of Sustaining Members.”

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    About GridBeyond

    Transform energy into opportunity. GridBeyond is a global leader in intelligent energy technology for industrial, commercial, institutional and utility partners. Energy users are provided the ability to manage and control demand response participation, energy performance, markets and costs via the multi-award-winning AI Point platform.

    By stacking various market opportunities and programmes, GridBeyond delivers demand response revenues, enhanced savings, strengthened operations and sustainability to over 400 I&C sites worldwide, including some of the planet’s best-loved brands. Furthermore, networks and utilities are empowered to optimise electricity supply and provide value-add opportunities to their customers. 

    By connecting grid operators, operational load, distributed generation, storage, EV charging and utilities to integrated energy services, GridBeyond’s vision is to build a shared energy economy that delivers sustainability, resilience, affordability and adaptability through collaboration and innovation.

    GridBeyond was founded in 2007 in Dublin and is home to the world’s first hybrid battery and demand network. A powerful combination of technological excellence, consultative approach and unrivalled expertise means that GridBeyond partners and clients have future-proof access to energy services.

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    About TAPPI:

    TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide packaging, paper, pulp, tissue and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° and TAPPI Journal. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 100 years. Join the TAPPI Sustaining Member community by visiting tappi.org/sustainingmembership.

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