Demand response

Earn payments for reducing energy consumption through demand response programs, while supporting grid flexibility and reliability.

What Is Demand Response?

Demand response programs pay you for your energy flexibility

With most commodities, value is determined by two key factors: price and quantity. But when it comes to energy, a third component – time – plays a big role. When facilities use energy is just as important as the price they pay for it and how much they use. Ultimately, a facility’s ability to be flexible about when they use energy represents both a value and a cost.

Utility and grid-sponsored demand response programs allow organizations to monetize that flexibility. Demand response provides payments to large energy consumers that agree to reduce their energy demand during times of electricity grid stress to help the grid remain in balance and avoid blackouts – a win-win for both organizations looking to boost their bottom line, and the communities they serve.

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How It Works

How does demand response work?

Demand response plays a large role in enabling a more resilient and flexible grid. Supply and demand for electricity must remain in balance – when demand goes up, utilities and grid operators have a few options – risk a blackout, buy electricity in open markets, fire up a fossil fuel powered peaker plant, or dispatch a demand response network. When the grid anticipates the need for support, it dispatches a signal to demand response companies, like Enel North America. Enel makes it easy to participate – watch our video to learn more.


Benefits

The value of demand response

Generate revenue with demand response

Generate revenue

Demand response programs pay you to reduce consumption, helping the grid balance supply and demand.

Reduce operating costs by reducing energy consumption

Reduce operating costs

Less money spent on overhead costs – like energy – boosts your bottom line and unlocks additional opportunities.

Demand response contributes to a more resilient and cleaner electric grid

Support a more resilient electric grid

A cost-effective alternative to building new power plants, demand response contributes to a cleaner, more reliable grid.

Create an energy reduction strategy with demand response

Create an energy reduction strategy

Through demand response, design an energy reduction strategy based on operations, safety, and comfort. 

By curtailing energy use, avoid peak demand charges

Monetize demand management

Save on-bill through avoidance of peak demand charges and real-time energy rates.

Understand your energy infrastructure with real-time energy data

Gain access to real-time energy data 

Real-time data access for your facility helps you understand how you use energy and maximizes efficiency. 

Why Enel North America

We are your partner for demand response

Demand response program strategies to maximize earnings

Enel North America works with organizations to develop demand response participation plans that maximize earnings while minimizing operational disruption. We will work with you to identify ways to reduce non-essential energy without affecting business operations, comfort, or product quality.

We customize energy reduction strategies for every facility that can include temporarily reducing lighting, air conditioning, pumps, freezers and other non-essential equipment. Many facilities find that energy-intensive processes can simply be shifted by a few hours to facilitate dispatch participation. In some geographic areas, facilities may participate by switching to backup generation or battery storage systems, thereby reducing demand on the grid. We will work with your facility to create a customized participation strategy that works for you.

No-cost, no-risk agreements

Enel North America protects your organization from penalties and other costs associated with participation. Not all demand response companies are created equal, and with Enel North America, your priorities are our priorities. Our demand response services ensure your best interests are secured. With Enel North America, your business is protected.

Access to more markets and programs

Enel North America provides more access to demand response programs worldwide than any other provider. We leverage our portfolio size on your behalf to ensure market access for all customers, no matter their load profile. This is demand response that was built with organizations like yours in mind. Energy savings start with customer satisfaction, which is why the demand response services provided by Enel North America put customer needs first.

Fully-integrated, secure demand response platform

Complex processes need a simplified approach. Enel’s demand response platform provides you with access to your energy reduction plan, earnings, and a real-time view into your performance – all in one place. Being able to see your dispatch performance in real-time helps you identify and address any issues to maximize your financial opportunity.

  • Track earnings – Access statements and all demand response earnings.
  • Monitor performance – Track performance in real time during any events.
  • Self-serve – Update your contact, facility, or participation information at any time.
  • View data 24/7 – Real-time data access for your facility helps you understand how you use energy and maximizes efficiency.

Industry knowledge

Enel North America’s team of experts helps you navigate the complex energy landscape. Decades of experience allow for the best solutions and answers when questions arise. We make program participation easy and provide the expertise you need to get the most value out of demand response.

Why Enel North America

We are your partner for demand response

Enel North America works with organizations to develop demand response participation plans that maximize earnings while minimizing operational disruption. We will work with you to identify ways to reduce non-essential energy without affecting business operations, comfort, or product quality.

We customize energy reduction strategies for every facility that can include temporarily reducing lighting, air conditioning, pumps, freezers and other non-essential equipment. Many facilities find that energy-intensive processes can simply be shifted by a few hours to facilitate dispatch participation. In some geographic areas, facilities may participate by switching to backup generation or battery storage systems, thereby reducing demand on the grid. We will work with your facility to create a customized participation strategy that works for you.

Enel North America protects your organization from penalties and other costs associated with participation. Not all demand response companies are created equal, and with Enel North America, your priorities are our priorities. Our demand response services ensure your best interests are secured. With Enel North America, your business is protected.

Enel North America provides more access to demand response programs worldwide than any other provider. We leverage our portfolio size on your behalf to ensure market access for all customers, no matter their load profile. This is demand response that was built with organizations like yours in mind. Energy savings start with customer satisfaction, which is why the demand response services provided by Enel North America put customer needs first.

Complex processes need a simplified approach. Enel’s demand response platform provides you with access to your energy reduction plan, earnings, and a real-time view into your performance – all in one place. Being able to see your dispatch performance in real-time helps you identify and address any issues to maximize your financial opportunity.

  • Track earnings – Access statements and all demand response earnings.
  • Monitor performance – Track performance in real time during any events.
  • Self-serve – Update your contact, facility, or participation information at any time.
  • View data 24/7 – Real-time data access for your facility helps you understand how you use energy and maximizes efficiency.

Enel North America’s team of experts helps you navigate the complex energy landscape. Decades of experience allow for the best solutions and answers when questions arise. We make program participation easy and provide the expertise you need to get the most value out of demand response.

Regional presence

United States

Enel North America has expertise in over 15 demand response markets across the country. Each market has a wide range of opportunities organizations can leverage - our experts can unlock all opportunities available to you.

Click on the map to discover demand response opportunities in your region.

Canada

Enel North America has expertise in over 15 demand response markets across the country. Each market has a wide range of opportunities organizations can leverage - our experts can unlock all opportunities available to you.

Click on the map to discover demand response opportunities in your region.


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