Demand Response For Utilities

Utilities trust NRG Curtailment Solutions to administer their demand response programs

Markets we serve

Regulated markets - like Kansas City Power & Light, working hand-in-hand to develop and manage a utility’s program under their own name . Providing training for their customer representatives before launching their own demand response program.

Partially restructured markets - like those in California, working through direct contracts with individual utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison. NRG Curtailment Solutions is responsible for administering separate programs for each electric territory.

Special situations - like Ontario Power Authority, Penn Power, Metropolitan Edison, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Pepco and Delmarva Power & Light, involving direct contracts with market operators. Each has unique services that NRG Curtailment Solutions provides, with the ultimate goal of bringing more resources into a program

Our 5 -Phase Approach to Demand Response

Successful demand response implementation begins with program design itself. Attention must be paid to constructing the curtailment parameters in a way that balances the interests of the utility – while also considering the reduction participants. Our five-step approach is innovative and reliable – and we think our results speak for themselves.

  • Performance Measurements
  • Payment Structure
  • Event Triggers
  • Hours and Notification
  • Compensation / Revenue Allocations
  • Settlement Process
  • Branding, Creation and Distribution of Necessary Materials
  • Identification of Prospects
  • Staff Training, Sales via Phone & Field Reps.
  • Enrollment / Certification Requirements
  • Affiliate Relationships
  • Seminars / Webinars

Areas of Focus

  • Electrical Distribution System
  • Identification of Large Electrical Loads
  • Load Profile Analysis
  • Energy Management Systems Interfacing
  • Equipment Operating Hours & Cycling Times
  • Energy (kW) Saving Options
  • Demand Shaving Techniques
  • Demand Response

Reduction Action Plan (RAP)

  • Collaboratively established and implemented with understanding and support from all levels of the organization
  • Provides action items in preparation for an Event call
Innovative automated client notification system designed in-house.
  • Data reconciliation
  • Performance analysis
  • Review data with clients and address any performance issues
  • Examine additional reduction capabilities or opportunities
  • Publicity of successful participation thanking clients

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