Boston, June 1, 2011 — Demand response firm EnerNOC announced that its DemandSMART network responded to its most active dispatch period to date, including its largest-ever dispatch when PJM Interconnection called for 1,200 MW across 1,600 sites from New Jersey to Virginia on May 31, 2011.
The dispatch marked an extraordinary 48-hour period beginning on May 30, during which EnerNOC triggered demand response procedures at more than 2,600 commercial and industrial sites located in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
"Our portfolio was dispatched over 220 times last year, and we are off to a fast start in 2011. These early-season dispatches remind us that demand response is far more than a summer-only resource. Our grid operator and utility partners are relying on demand response more than ever, our C&I providers are ready to deliver capacity whenever and wherever it is needed, and our Network Operations Center is there 24/7/365 to support them all," said Tim Healy, chairman and CEO of EnerNOC.
During the May 30 and 31 dispatches, EnerNOC's network contributed demand response resources to National Grid in the U.K., the Ontario Power Authority in Canada, and both PJM Interconnection and the Tennessee Valley Authority in the U.S.
The variety and duration of these events also showcased EnerNOC's ability to serve a broad range of system needs, including capacity and ancillary service requirements, as customers responded to emergency as well as spinning reserves dispatches.
As of March 31, 2011, EnerNOC had more than 6,300 MW under management across more than 10,100 sites.