Demand Response


What is Demand Response?

An energy reduction initiative designed to enable customers to contribute to energy load reduction during times of peak demand. When a blackout, a brownout or an energy crisis is imminent, participants are called on to reduce their consumption and free up local supplies. This protects the grid when demand cannot be met. It also helps avoid the building of new power plants.

How do we get involved?

  • Capacity charges in your current electric bill will be going up considerably over the next couple of years. Participating is a way to off-set those costs. Customers are paid for their participation and for agreeing to help out during a grid-wide electrical emergency by reducing the amount of power they are pulling off the grid for a couple of hours.
  • Customers are paid whether they are ever called upon to help
  • There are no enrollment costs
  • Customers are not penalized if something goes wrong or the district cannot perform during the emergency

 Do we qualify?

  • Can you turn off a large chiller or let temperatures rise in a building?
  • Do you have facilities that have standby or backup generators?
  • Do you have electrical loads that can be shut down for 2-6 hours during a call?

What can we expect to save?

  • Savings vary based on the amount of capacity (kW) that is capable of being shed (or reduced/shut down)
  • Payments are based on Capacity Shed (kW) x Hours Off x $/MWh
  • The revenue split between customer and Curtailment Service Provider (CSP) can vary greatly

What is the next step?

  • Determine if your organization has already contracted with a CSP. If so, review or forward your agreement to mfrye@palmerenergy.com
  • Sign and Forward your letter of authorization

Counties


PROVIDE COUNTIES ASSISTANCE IN ASSESSMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN A CCAO ELECTRIC DEMAND RESPONSE PROGRAM

By 2015 the capacity charge embedded in your generation costs will increase significantly. In an effort to avoid a portion of this increase the CCAO has secured an aggregate offering on behalf of those counties interested in participating. The CCAO will complete a complimentary energy assessment and identify opportunities for participating.
CCAO Offerings

  • Group participation in a Curtailment Program will maximize value and benefits to secure most favorable dollar amount for counties
  • The CCAO will provide technical support in assessing and identifying viable loads in order to qualify participation
  • Help ensure processes and/or technology is in place to shed loads, if required
  • Annual validation of curtailment will be provided
  • The CCAO will provide contractual management

Schools


ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF ENERGY REDUCTION WHILE PROVIDING CURTAILMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO DISTRICTS

By 2015 the capacity charge embedded in your generation costs will increase significantly. In an effort to avoid a portion of this increase; OSBA, OASBO, BASA and OSC are working together as Power4Schools to offer and secure an aggregate offering on behalf of those schools interested in participating. Power4Schools will complete a complimentary energy assessment and identify opportunities for participating.

Why work with Power4Schools?

  • Group participation in a Curtailment Program will maximize value and benefits to secure most favorable dollar amount for schools
  • Power4Schools will provide technical support in assessing and identifying viable loads in order to qualify participation
  • Help ensure the proper processes and/or technology is in place to shed loads, if required
  • Annual validation of curtailment will be provided
  • Power4Schools will provide contractual management