Demand response programs can help clients drive revenue through active and passive energy reduction. Learn more about how partnering with Freedom Energy can provide your facility with the largest curtailment benefits possible.
What Is Demand Response?
Demand response strategies ask large power consumers to shift or shed their electricity usage during peak times of the year. This initiative can reduce the stress on electricity infrastructure and maintain grid operation. Commercial demand response can prevent blackouts by using less energy.
Typically, utilities provide commercial, industrial, and residential consumers within certain areas with power at all hours. The utility company will then look at the energy trends and try to match the supply with demand in the territory.
However, businesses and homes will use more energy to cool or heat their spaces when extreme weather rolls in hot or cold. This increased demand ultimately uses any available and excess energy utility companies supply and stresses the grid.
How Does Demand Response Work?
A demand response program helps clients identify their facilities’ power trends and reduce capacity costs. This effort could include load relief strategies such as shutting off unnecessary machinery or adjusting the thermostat.
Freedom Energy and our demand response partner will work with your facility to identify your current trends. Together, we can find cost-effective curtailment opportunities without impacting your company’s function or efficiency. Overall, our strategies will reduce your peak usage times and align them with supply and demand in your area.
What Are the Benefits of Implementing a Demand Response Program?
Implementing a demand response program in your facility is a win-win for everyone involved. Some of the primary benefits include the following:
- Earn revenue incentives: Demand response solutions can introduce a new revenue stream from reduced daily electricity usage. This way, your company can put extra savings toward encouraging your success.
- Reduce generation facility builds: Grid operators must build enough power plants to maintain a certain area’s maximum energy demand levels. Reducing your overall power levels can contribute to utility savings and a decreased need for more generation facilities.
- Contribute to grid reliability: A facility staying under its allotted energy levels can help ensure enough power can reach the whole area without risk of blackout.
- Avoid power failure: Reducing stress on transmission and distribution systems makes them less likely to fail.
Get Started With Our Peak Notification Program
With Freedom Energy, clients can enroll in our Peak Notification Program, where we notify you when your area is in a peak and will let you know how long to curtail. Participation in this program is risk-free — no payment is needed for a failure to respond.
Contact Freedom Energy to connect with an energy expert and get started today.