Sometimes, the demand for electricity outpaces the grid’s ability to supply energy, causing rolling blackouts, brownouts or blackouts. Instead of the grid producing more electric at a great expense to your business and the grid operator, also referred to as the RTO (Regional Transmission Organizations) or ISO (Independent System Operators), the RTO / ISO can counterbalance the imbalance by reducing the amount of electricity consumed when demand exceeds supply.
Customers of a certain energy load profile can enroll in a demand response program where they agree to curtail or shift their electric load at the request of the grid operators such as NYISO, ISO-NE, PJM, MISO, SPP, ERCOT, CAISO. In most cases, it’s a matter of slowing down or temporarily halting a manufacturing process during peak usage periods. The customer is compensated for their willingness to participate in the program, even if they are never called upon to do so. Light manufacturing customers are also able to participate in demand response programs.
Your Muirfield Energy Consultant can help identify a Demand Response program that monetizes your energy assets.