San Jose, Calif., June 15, 2011 —EnergyConnect, a provider of smart grid demand response services and technologies, has been awarded a multi-year exclusive contract with West Penn Power, a FirstEnergy utility, to help meet the peak demand reduction requirements of Pennsylvania's Act 129.
EnergyConnect's services will contribute to meeting Pennsylvania's goal of reducing peak demand for electricity by 4.5 percent by May 31, 2013. Using the company's award-winning GridConnect integrated demand response platform, eligible customers now have the opportunity to increase their demand response participation beyond traditional grid-dispatched capacity programs.
PJM, the largest centrally dispatched grid in the world, is the foremost regional transmission organization in North America covering 13 states and the District of Columbia.
EnergyConnect's price-based demand response software facilitates combined participation in West Penn Power and PJM's economic programs, providing electricity users with actionable information and insight to motivate them to participate in demand response more frequently.
The GridConnect unified web-based portal also will enable customers to easily view and track Act 129 earnings, PJM payments and electricity bill savings within the same dashboard.