Demand response programs were created by Independent System Operators (ISOs) to reduce the amount of electricity on the grid at extreme peak times. Demand response programs, in place throughout the United States, are programs designed to incent larger electricity users decrease usage at specified times. Cash payments from the ISOs and utilities to demand response participants can be substantial to customers who can accommodate the reduction in load. This program not only benefits the participants, and our grid systems, but also the environment. If managed effectively this program reduces the number of inefficient peaker plants needed to generate additional electricity during high demand periods.
These programs require extensive and comprehensive plans that must be customized for each participant. APPI Energy has identified demand response experts that manage demand response programs for our clients.