Boston, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] EnerNOC Inc. announced that it has entered into a new demand response agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE). The agreement includes up to 110 megawatts (MW) of capacity over its term, which expires in 2012.
An initial 40-MW agreement between the two companies, which expires at the end of this year, will be enrolled under the new agreement. This results in a four-year extension of the original agreement and an additional 70 MW of contracted capacity between the parties.
During periods of peak demand, SCE will signal EnerNOC to provide demand response capacity. EnerNOC will do so by remotely initiating demand response measures at participating customers’ sites and monitoring performance in near real-time. Demand response technologies play an integral role in bringing intermittent renewable sources like solar photovoltaics, wind energy and concentrating solar power into the grid during peak periods.
“We are excited to build upon the relationship that we have forged with EnerNOC. Demand response programs are an essential part of providing clean, cost-effective technology solutions to further enhance the reliability of the electric power grid,” said Lisa Cagnolatti, VP of SCE’s Business Customer Division.