FirstEnergy Pennsylvania picks EnerNOC for demand response
EnerNOC's DemandSMART demand response resources will help the utilities achieve load reduction targets established by Pennsylvania's Act 129
Boston, September 27, 2011 — EnerNOC, Inc., a provider of demand response applications and services, will provide demand response resources to Metropolitan Edison Co., Pennsylvania Electric Co., and Pennsylvania Power Co., FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities, through May 31, 2012.
EnerNOC's DemandSMART demand response resources will help the utilities achieve load reduction targets established by Pennsylvania's Act 129. This is the second agreement related to Act 129 that EnerNOC has signed with utilities in Pennsylvania.
FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities have created a range of energy efficiency programs designed to reach efficiency mandates set by Pennsylvania's Act 129, including commercial building retrofits, as well as home energy efficiency initiatives.
In this demand response program, EnerNOC develops a customized energy reduction plan for each participant and connects each site to its Network Operations Center, at no cost or risk to the electricity user.
When dispatched by FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities, EnerNOC uses its comprehensive demand response application, DemandSMART, to manage each site in real time and ensure that its network achieves the targeted demand reduction.
Since finalizing this program in July, Met-Ed, Penelec, and Penn Power have already called upon EnerNOC's network of commercial, institutional and industrial customer sites multiple times to deliver demand response capacity.