As a leading green economy, Canada has been actively creating the potential for savings and better managed energy expenditures through a series of conservation efforts nationwide. Canada will phase out coal-fired power plants entirely by 2030, bringing renewables to the forefront of the energy mix. This means it is more important now than ever for Canadian businesses to demonstrate diminishing reliance on peaking power plants during times of grid emergency.
EnerNOC works with both the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to provide demand response services to customers wishing to significantly reduce their energy spend while reducing the provinces’ overall dependency on coal-fired power plants. Our DemandSMART demand response network acts as a “virtual power plant” to enable Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to reduce the load drawn from Ontario's main power lines.
When your business joins EnerNOC’s DemandSMART demand response network, you get paid just for participating, and paid again each time you are asked to reduce energy use during a demand response dispatch. EnerNOC’s energy experts maximize your payments by connecting you to various market programs and incentives as part of your customized energy reduction plan. Most importantly, your energy reduction plan is delivered at no cost to your business.
In the AESO service territory, we offer the Load Shed Service for Imports Program (LSSi) to improve the capacity of its interconnection with British Columbia. The LSSi program will increase the import capability of the Alberta-B.C. intertie to help AESO deliver reliable, cost-effective service to Alberta’s electricity users.
In Ontario, we deliver the OPA's DR3 program through our DemandSMART Ontario application, a no-risk opportunity for commercial, institutional, and industrial organizations in the province to earn money and drive energy savings.
|DemandSMART Ontario - Fast Facts|
| Program Period:
| Program Options:
12:00PM – 6:00PM or 12:00PM – 9:00PM and 4:00PM – 9:00PM
| Standby Notice:
Day-ahead or day-of, followed by an Activation Notice approximately 2 hours prior to a dispatch
| Dispatch Duration:
| Dispatch Frequency:
Historically less than once a month