How It Works

How It Works

Reliable Solutions
Our programs allow you to reduce your usage without impairing your critical day to day business operations. Learn how below.

The Proof is in Our Process

While every demand response program we deliver is uniquely suited to the needs of our customers, the hallmarks of our overall approach can be summarized in this typical sequence of events:

  1. Knowledge – Each customer receives a meter or device upgrade to track electricity use in real-time. This gives us access to your interval data, while allowing you to view your interval demands and kWh usage for improved energy management.
  2. Strategy – Based on your energy consumption patterns and daily business operations, we can develop a real-world reduction strategy – one that is based on employee knowledge of Demand Response procedures.
  3. Communication – In the event of an electric grid crisis or predicted supply shortage, the grid operator or utility will alert us of the need for emergency demand response action.
  4. Action – Your designated event contact will be notified and will begin implementation of the prescribed reduction strategy.
  5. Measurement – Your performance is determined by your reduction of electric demand from a previously calculated baseline. In some markets, reduction is measured against demand from the prior year’s peak hours. In others, it may be measured against a demand average from recent weeks, days or even hours.
  6. Reward – At the conclusion of the demand response season, you receive payments based on the total kW reduction your company achieved during the designated time periods.

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Curtailment Tips

Our customers use a wide variety of tactics to reduce their energy usage. Below are a few quick and easy ways to reduce your watts:

  • Generators – Make sure generators are fully fueled and connected to as much load as practical.
  • Equipment – Determine which processes can be shut down for 1-4 hours during an event. Make sure equipment operators are aware of what to do when an event takes place.
  • Elevators – Take some elevators off duty. Have “out of service” signs ready to place on every floor.
  • Chillers – Investigate options for running chillers at reduced capacity. These vary to fit your facility’s needs.
  • Lights – Identify all areas where lighting can be safely reduced. Label switches that are to be turned off during events.
  • Thermostat – Raise your thermostat six degrees during an event.