Duquesne Light has partnered with Enerlogics to help with the Demand Response Program.
Demand Response is a mechanism whereby facilities curtail power use during period of grid emergencies or peak power grid prices. By reducing electricity usage during these grid events, facilities can earn money to help reduce strain on the electric grid.
For more information please review our Demand Response Fact Sheet
How Does Demand Response Work?
Commercial, industrial, and institutional customers are ideally suited for the demand response opportunity. Participants agree to reduce electricity consumption in response to abnormally high electric demand or electricity price spikes. In return, the participants receive recurring payments for amount of demand reduction performed.
What are the Key Rules for Duquesne’s Demand Response Program?
Duquesne’s Phase III Demand Management program requirements include:
- Execution years are for summer 2017 through summer 2020. Your facility must be able to perform for one or more of the execution years.
- Performance Season is June 1 through September 30.
- Event days are limited to weekdays (no holidays or weekend days will be event days).
- Notification of event day is provided on a day-ahead basis by 12:00 noon eastern the day prior to the event.
- Event Duration is four (4) consecutive hours to include the hours that the day’s forecasted peak hours are >96% of the PJM RTO summer peak demand forecast.
- Number of events: Maximum of six (6) events per year. If the day ahead forecast does not reach the 96% trigger, then no events are called.
- Co-participation: Customers may participate in both the PJM ELRP and Duquesne DR programs. However customers participating in both programs will have a 50% reduction in the Duquesne Demand Response incentives.
What are the Incentive Rates for Participation?Duquesne’s Demand Response program provides attractive incentives for facility participation. Incentive rates are based on various considerations including the amount of curtailment your facility can deliver, how many events your facility can participate in, and whether your facility is also enrolled in the PJM ELRP Program.
Who is Enerlogics?
Duquesne’s Demand Response program provides attractive incentives for facility participation. Incentive rates are based on various considerations including the amount of curtailment your facility can deliver, how many events your facility can participate in, and whether your facility is also enrolled in the PJM ELRP Program.
Duquesne Light selected Enerlogics as the administrator of the Duquesne Demand Response program. Enerlogics brings over a decade of experience with the demand response marketplace, including program marketing, customer enrollment, event dispatch and management, reporting and additional back office execution for the majority of Duquesne’s Phase I Demand Response Program. Additionally, Enerlogics served as the administrator for Duquesne’s Large Office and Primary Metals Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs in Phase I and Phase II.
How do I Get Started?
If you are ready to tap into a new revenue stream by participating in Duquesne Light’s Act 129 Phase III Demand Response Program, the process is as follows:
- Contact Enerlogics to prequalify your facility for participation. We will need information about your facility size, typical electricity costs, and operations.
Contact: John Choma
- Phone: 412.254.8277 x304
Or complete the form at www.enerlogics.com/dr/ for us to contact you.
- Enerlogics will obtain necessary information from your electric utility related to your peak load, etc.
- Enerlogics will visit your facility to identify and quantify your facility’s ability to curtail load.
- Enerlogics will then present you with our proposed enrollment to ensure that your facility maximizes the benefits of demand response participation.
What else do I need to know?
Your facility can participate in the both the Duquesne WattChoices Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs for incentives related to energy efficiency projects as well as the Duquesne Demand Response Program for demand response activity. Your facility is eligible for the Duquesne incentive programs as long as your electric delivery is from Duquesne, in other words even if your electricity supply is from a different provider, you are still eligible for the Duquesne Demand Response incentive program.