Chesapeake, Va., March 2, 2011 — Legends Energy Group (Legends) and Cox Communications are proud to announce that Cox has made Legends its official demand response partner for all Cox Virginia locations.
Not only will Cox receive a payment by reducing its electricity during times of stress on the electric grid, but Cox's reduced energy consumption will also have a profound effect on the local environment.
Football Hall of Famer and Legend member Bruce Smith was instrumental in guiding Cox Communications to enroll in Legends' demand response program. Along with other energy experts, Smith met with the company and explained the wide array of benefits of demand response.
Demand response participants through Legends are paid for agreeing to voluntarily reduce electric consumption for a short period of time during critical periods of demand. Participants are typically asked to decrease their electricity usage only when the electric grid is strained and in the need of help to avoid blackouts.
Cox Communications has set a goal to reduce their companywide carbon footprint by at least 20 percent before 2017.