CPower selected to provide 45-MWs of demand response to National Grid

Written By: Stratton Report
March 28, 2017


On March 28, CPower, a provider of DSM services to commercial and industrial customers, announced it had been selected by National Grid to provide 45-MWs of demand response services during peak hours in the utility’s service territory.

According to CPower, National Grid’s electricity business customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island can now earn up to $35,000/MW and by participating in its demand reduction program. When notified by National Grid about grid events, the firm will ask participating customers to reduce electric use for at least 20 hours over the summer, typically in one-to-four hour increments.

Carlos Nouel, Vice President of New Energy Solutions, National Grid observed: “We are pleased to offer this innovative program that will give customers the technology and information they need to make more informed choices about energy-efficiency. National Grid hopes to demonstrate that this program and others like it are cost-effective game changers that will revolutionize how customers and business use and budget for their energy.”

Glenn Bogarde, Senior Vice President, CPower observed:

As a leading energy management company with over 15 years of demand response experience in New England and nationwide, CPower is well positioned to provide National Grid with the demand side resources required to meet the region’s aggressive energy management goals. Large energy users who register to participate in this new incentivized program now have the opportunity to reduce their electricity spend in 2017 and beyond while simultaneously supporting grid reliability.