Demand Response Programs

There are many incentives for large energy users to take part in Demand Response programs, and they could in fact
earn money for their compliance with the requirements.

In the era where distributed energy networks are growing in importance and rational use of available energy is becoming paramount, leading energy companies are introducing more flexible schemes that could greatly benefit end-users. Large energy spenders have a lot of incentives to take part in such programs and could, in fact, earn money in reward for their compliance with the requirements of a Demand Response program. EnviroTech has the knowledge and the resources necessary to help your company make this happen.

Here are some basic facts about Demand Response programs and their primary advantages, with a particular emphasis on medium-sized or larger business users: 

What are Demand Response programs?

The definition of a Demand Response scheme involves a coordinated effort to maintain macro-scale consumption within the capacity of the grid in a particular area. This is necessary due to the fact that too wide fluctuations of demand can cause problems on the supply side, forcing the distribution companies to optimise wherever they can. One of the most effective ways to do that is to incentivise end-users to consciously reduce spending during peak periods, usually by rescheduling key processes that require a lot of energy to execute and maintain. Through Demand Response programs, it also becomes possible to integrate the newly available sustainable energy sources into the grid and make maximum use of them. Thus, while the overall consumption remains the same, the pressure on the grid is significantly lower and the possibility of an outage is greatly reduced.

  

How variable pricing functions?

In many countries, cheaper electricity is available during certain periods of the day when the demand is at the lowest level (i.e. typically at night or during weekends). Utility companies are prepared to reward consumers who change their behaviour patterns, charging them lower rates for their compliance. End-users can enjoy significantly reduced electricity bills while enjoying a stable supply for as long as they avoid using large amounts during critical periods. On the flip side, energy companies benefit from more evenly distributed demand and more predictable distribution activities.

  

What to do to take advantage of Demand Response programs?

One downside of Demand Response programs is that it can be difficult for business owners to access them directly. The aggregation of energy resources is typically undertaken by large energy providers, who sometimes want to restrict the number of discounts available to end-users. At EnviroTech, we always ensure our clients benefit from the best possible deals available, we are always happy to have a friendly chat and explain the key steps.

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