Commercial, Demand Management, Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Utilities - January 17, 2017
FirstEnergy offers C&I demand response programs
FirstEnergy Corp.'s Pennsylvania utility subsidiaries Met-Ed, Penn Power and West Penn Power have launched a new demand response program for commercial and industrial customers.
The investor-owned utility holding company said Jan. 16 news release that the program provides financial incentives to businesses that curtail their energy use when requested by the utilities during peak hours. The program will operate from 2017 through 2020 during the summer months of June through September, FirstEnergy said.
Load reduction can include temporarily reducing or shutting down industrial processes, turning off lights in groups or sequences, reducing the use of HVAC systems, shutting down large motors and compressors, or starting backup generation.
The program is administered by approved demand response program service providers selected by FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities: CPower and EnerNOC. Additional information on the programs is available on the utilities respective websites:
- Met-Ed customers: www.energysavePA.com/DemandResponse/ME
- Penn Power customers: www.energysavePA.com/DemandResponse/PP
- West Penn Power customers: www.energysavePA.com/DemandResponse/WPP