EnerNOC supports grid during heat wave

Boston, June 25, 2012 — EnerNOC demand response resources were dispatched 21 times in North America in mid-June, delivering cost-effective, clean, much-needed capacity to many strained regions of the electricity grid.

Of particular note, on Thursday, June 21, EnerNOC was dispatched by eleven grid operators and utilities across the U.S. and Canada, including eight in Pennsylvania and New York, largely in response to a record heat wave across the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions that put strain on the grid and drove real-time energy prices in some regions to over $1,500 per MWh, about 60 times higher than the previous week’s average prices.

Demand response reduces the need for utilities and grid operators to procure additional supply at such high prices both by reducing overall demand on the grid and by targeting reductions in particularly constrained areas.

In total last week, EnerNOC dispatched about 1,000 MWs of demand response capacity.

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