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The Direct Energy Business Demand Response solution is uniquely designed around our customers. We deliver state-of-the-art monitoring technology that provides usage insights at the equipment level. It's part of the complete offering of electricity and natural solutions we offer at Direct Energy Business, a leading retail energy supplier.

ConEd program details:

The Distribution Load Relief Program (DLRP) is an emergency management program designed to prevent blackouts. The Commercial System Relief Program (CSRP) is a peak management program meant to keep electric rates from increasing significantly during periods of very high energy usage. The programs run annually from May to September.

  • For the DLRP program, we will give you at least a 2-hour warning prior to an event.
  • For the CSRP program, we will give you at least a 21-hour warning prior to a potential event.
  • Bonus payments are available for curtailing more than a set number of times.

NYISO program details:

The NYISO Special Case Resources (SCR) summer program runs from May to October; the winter program runs from November to April.

  • We will provide facilities with at least a 21-hour warning prior to a potential Demand Response event, and at least 2 hours’ notice before an actual event occurs.
  • Since 2004, there have been an average of 1-2 events per year.

Participation is Easy

You may generate new, recurring revenue by reducing your electricity consumption through the Direct Energy Business Demand Response program. From customizing your curtailment plan to distributing your monthly payments, we will help simplify your participation.

The table below indicates the estimated capacity payment per 1,000 kilowatts (kW) that could result from participating in Demand Response (Your actual payment will vary based on factors unique to you):

Estimated Yearly Payment (per 1,000 kW)*
NYISO SCR $78,400 $36,000 $114,400
ConEd DLRP $24,000 $24,000
ConEd CSRP $40,000 $40,000
TOTAL $142,400 $36,000 $178,400
* Estimated yearly payments are based on clearing prices in the forward capacity market [$/MW-day or $/kW-month] and multiplied by 1MW for the full year. Actual value will vary based on several factors.

Who Should Enroll?

If your enterprise is interested in earning potential revenue each month, then this program is for you. Our customers include:

  • Office Buildings
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Data Management Facilities

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