Demand response

Generate a new revenue stream for your business while helping to stabilize the grid, with our demand response program.

Manage your energy costs during peak periods

As the largest demand response provider in ERCOT, we help you reduce consumption during peak periods with minimal disruption to your business – managing costs while contributing to a balanced grid that will benefit your business.

Manage costs with demand response

Our demand response agreements provide you with unique insights into your energy environment with advance notice of peak days, which can help you:

  • Reduce energy consumption during peak periods of demand on the grid

  • Manage energy costs through insights and peak day notifications

  • Support your sustainability goals

Who do we help?
  • Manufacturers

  • Hospitals

  • Commercial buildings

  • Schools and universities

  • Grocery stores

  • Retail

  • Data centers

Where is demand response available?

We are a Curtailment Service Provider (CSP) in PJM and a Level IV Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) in ERCOT. This means we offer our demand response program wherever PJM and ERCOT operate, which includes:

  • Delaware

  • District of Columbia

  • Illinois

  • Maryland

  • New Jersey

  • Ohio

  • Pennsylvania

  • Texas

  • Virginia

How can you help when demand response is needed?

Demand response is all about easing the stress on the grid. You can do this by either lowering your power consumption or shifting to alternative sources of power for the handful of hours each year that the need arises.

Turning up thermostats, turning off non-essential lighting, changing settings on industrial freezers, and cycling off water pumps are some simple actions that can help.

How do you know when demand response is needed?

We will alert you of an upcoming demand response event as soon as we receive notification from either PJM or ERCOT.

These notifications range from 10 – 120 minutes prior to an event, as determined by the governing authority. Both organizations allow demand response programs year-round.

Demand response plans that meet your needs
  • Economic demand response

  • Call-option-based demand response

  • ISO capacity, emergency, and ancillary demand response

  • Utility emergency and tariff cost management response

  • Combinations of the above during different times of the day and year

We are the largest ERCOT demand response provider

With more than 575 MW of dispatchable load under contract, we manage approximately 25% of the demand response in ERCOT.

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