Source: EnerNOC, Inc.
EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), announced that its DemandSMART™ demand response network was dispatched on Monday, December 19, 2011 to address a capacity shortage in New England. The region's Independent System Operator, ISO New England, called upon more than 1,300 of EnerNOC's customer sites, from southwest Connecticut to northeast Maine, and commercial, institutional, and industrial customers from all 19 ISO New England dispatch zones contributed to the dispatch. As New England temperatures dropped to the single digits, demand response helped to provide power used for heating and other purposes throughout the region.
"During Monday's dispatch, our customers demonstrated the real value that an engaged energy user can bring to the grid -- not just during the summer, but throughout the year. The demand reduction they delivered helped to keep the lights on and ensure that local homes, businesses, and public facilities had heat on a cold morning," said Micah Remley, Vice President of Operations, EnerNOC. "EnerNOC works with thousands of sites to provide demand response and has built the automation and network infrastructure to deliver resources quickly and efficiently when they're needed."
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Among the more than 1,300 sites dispatched, Sugarbush Resort contributed by temporarily shifting snowmaking activities at its Warren, Vermont facilities. "Demand response benefits both our community and the environment," said Win Smith, President of Sugarbush Resort. "We can temporarily shut down our snowmaking operations during an emergency without affecting our product or customer experience, and this can prevent a blackout when there is a problem on the grid."
"During every season of the year, demand response is an increasingly important part of the resource mix," said Gregg Dixon, EnerNOC's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "Whether it's being used to avoid an emergency in New England, to balance increasing intermittent renewable generation in the UK, or to respond to grid conditions within a fraction of a second in Alberta, demand response unlocks benefits for both the grid and energy users."
As of September 30, 2011, EnerNOC had more than 7,000 megawatts of demand response capacity across a network of more than 11,150 commercial, institutional, and industrial sites throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
EnerNOC demand response delivers capacity to ease winter strain in New England
Source: EnerNOC, Inc.