Boston, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] EnerNOC Inc. announced that it has been selected by Phoenix-based Salt River Project (SRP) to provide up to 50 megawatts of demand response capacity under a three-year contract. The contract contains an option to extend, at SRP’s discretion, the initial three-year term for an additional three-year period or longer.
Under this contract with SRP, EnerNOC will manage a network of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities that agree to reduce electricity usage during peak periods for up to 60 hours a year in exchange for year-round payments.
“We selected EnerNOC as our commercial/industrial demand response provider for a variety of reasons, including its extensive experience working with utilities, its strong track record in ensuring customer satisfaction, and the technology it has created to make demand response easy for participating customers and reliable for us,” said Debbie Kimberly, manager of energy efficiency and policy analysis at SRP.
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.