How it works
During times of extreme grid stress, Demand Response resources are called upon to reduce their load on the grid thereby helping the grid avoid having to implement brownouts and outages. With most programs, customers get a Day Ahead notice of possible shortages of Capacity that would increase the likelihood of a curtailment event. Depending upon the program the durations of the events typically vary between four to six hours.
Getting started in these programs is risk free for customers. Innoventive makes all the arrangements for enrollment including installation any required metering upgrades.
Innoventive’s experts will devise a curtailment plan that is safe and and reliable and optimizes the value of your load curtailment capacity. Some techniques used to reduce loads include:
– The costs of a grid outage to consumers and the electric grid are very high
– The electric grid pays customers for their commitment to reduce load when called upon – The more load the customer can reduce, the greater the payment
A representative will visit to evaluate the possible sources of load reduction as well as identify energy efficiency measures that could reduce costs. An estimate of the value of participation in demand response programs will be provided along with a curtailment plan. If you decide to participate, the facility will begin earning demand response revenue upon enrollment.