· No out-of pocket financial cost or penalties associated with enrollment and participation.
· Earn 2 types of payments: $ for standing by (capacity payment) and $ for actual electricity reduced (energy payment).
· Receive payment in the form of a check, not merely a credit on your electric bill.
· Program runs non-holiday weekdays only.
· Day-ahead notice of a Reduction Event gives you plenty of time to be prepared.
· You decide what you can or cannot reduce.
· Flex your monthly reduction commitment, according to your ability to reduce your demand in a given month.
· Advisors has a dedicated team of engineers to help you identify your reduction strategies.
· Free interval meter and performance tracking software allow you to better manage electric use; In certain instances, you may even view your energy usage online.
How it Works:
Advisors New York End Users Demand Response Program pays businesses to conserve electricity for a few hours, if the need arises.
This helps the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) and electric utilities meet peak electricity demand and defer the need to build new peaking power plants.
1. Enrollment: If you want a face-to-face meeting, an Advisors representative will come to your location to explain the program, review your facility and estimate the payment to your company. Alternatively, we can arrange a conference call to get started.
Eligibility requirements vary between regions; for an accurate estimate, contact an Advisors representative by calling (732) 919-7170 or e-mail: email@example.com.
2. Metering: You need an interval meter at your facility. If you do not have one, an interval meter will be installed on-site, free of charge. Advisors will access your interval data for reduction verification. In many cases, you will have the ability to log in and view your facility's interval demands, kwh usage, voltage levels etc.
3. Reduction Events: An Event can be called only on non-holiday weekdays. Historically, there has been an average of just 2 events per year, for a maximum of 4 hours each.
4. Planning for a Reduction Event: You should put together a "Reduction Action Plan" that outlines who in your company is responsible for making electric reductions in the instance that an event is called. Having a plan will ensure that you carry out your reductions in an orderly manner with the full cooperation of your employees. Advisors can help you set up your plan.
Potential reduction strategies include shutting off equipment or processes, pumps and fans, turning off lighting, easing back or shutting down air conditioning and, if applicable, utilizing a generator. If you have an energy management system, reductions can be made from a central location.
To request information about New York End Users Demand Response, Call (732) 202-2926 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.