Automated demand response can be used by commercial, government, industrial and institutional enterprises to maximize energy savings or develop an additional source of revenue. Many utilities and load response companies now offer demand response programs that provide cash rebates to partners who agree to reduce or curtail their energy use at peak times.
During peak periods when electricity demand surges, such as during summer or winter months, the energy grid may be overloaded. At these times, participating businesses may be asked by operators to minimize energy usage for a period of time. We will partner with you to help you ascertain eligibility and fully explain your options, so you will be equipped to provide the best demand response plan. By doing so, we help convert energy into another income stream for your business.
THE POWER OF LOAD RESPONSE
Demand response programs from utilities offer cash rebates to customers who willingly reduce their on-grid energy use during peak times or during times when energy prices are exceptionally high. A demand response program allows utilities to manage volatility in energy prices, and the savings are passed on to customers.
These utility rebates can provide badly needed capital, but in many enterprises, including manufacturing, healthcare and government facilities, simply turning off the power is impossible. Facility Innovation’s team of energy efficiency and renewable energy specialists can find ways for facilities to reduce overall energy use, create energy demand response protocols that route power only to essential systems or develop on-site generation that reduces the overall need for grid power. Automated demand response systems offer the greatest control, allowing customers to automatically or remotely manage energy consumption at times of peak demand.