Generate New Payments for Your Business through EnerNOC Demand Response
If your business has a generator set, you may qualify for a simple and lucrative opportunity to be paid to run your generator. Demand response programs pay businesses to switch to on-site generation when the electrical grid experiences spikes in demand or shortages of supply, typically for just a few hours per year. Demand response participants earn substantial payments, increase the reliability of the electrical grid, and get advanced notice of irregular conditions on the grid.
By enrolling in demand response with EnerNOC, you will join the world’s largest “virtual power plant,” a network of more than 13,700 energy users worldwide. You will also enjoy a range of benefits.
What would you do if you knew there would be a blackout in a matter of hours? Demand response participation gives you advance notice of any irregular conditions on the grid and helps ensure your readiness for a true grid emergency. By testing your generators regularly and under load, your business will be confident that your backup system will perform during a real emergency.
Unlike capital-intensive energy management programs that don’t deliver results until years later, demand response starts creating a bottom-line impact immediately. Our demand response customers have earned millions of dollars of payments – revenue they’ve reinvested into their operations to maintain equipment and pursue important upgrades of transfer switches and other equipment. Participating in demand response will deliver dependable, regular payments that you can count on.
EnerNOC’s engineers work directly with your facilities and engineering staff to determine your eligibility for a variety of demand response programs. There is absolutely no cost to enroll. EnerNOC provides no-cost site evaluations, free energy meters, and free installation. EnerNOC’s staff members are also experts in relevant permitting and regulations governing generators. We handle any and all paperwork associated with permit compliance and take care of the details so you can stay focused on running your business.
Many businesses must periodically test their generators to meet local regulations and standards. By running your backup generators during demand response testing and dispatches, you can ensure that your generators are operating correctly under load while simultaneously complying with mandated testing. In effect, EnerNOC pays your business for what would otherwise be an unavoidable expense.
EnerNOC gives every customer access to real-time meter data through our web-based energy management software. For many of our customers, this becomes an invaluable tool for maximizing demand response payments and identifying energy efficiency opportunities. Our customers have uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings through our DemandSMART application.
For increased ease of use, EnerNOC can also enable your generators to start up automatically during a demand response dispatch. This step is entirely optional, but some customers appreciate the end-to-end ease of automation. Our engineers can install relays and controls that monitor your generators during start up. Once the generator is prepared, we transfer the load to your generator, right from our Network Operations Center. When the dispatch is complete, we transfer you back to street power without any interruption to your business.