What is Demand Response?

Demand response (DR) is a program that helps businesses voluntarily elect to manage electricity consumption during peak demand periods.

By temporarily curtailing their electricity usage during times of peak demand, businesses can:

  • Receive financial incentives
  • Help reduce load
  • Help protect the grid

How does demand response work?

  • Enables C&I customers to voluntarily elect to curtail their electricity usage at specific times of the day (e.g., peak hours), during high electricity prices, or during emergency blackout events
  • Provides an incentive (through FERC 745)
  • Using building automation or generation asset offset to reduce power on the grid

Why participate in demand response?

DR programs offer participating businesses many benefits

Environmental benefits

  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Reduces the need for new power plants
  • Contributes to a more sustainable energy future

Financial benefits

  • Financial incentives
  • Keeps electricity rates lower
  • Lowers energy costs

Grid benefits

  • Improves electricity reliability
  • Prevents blackouts and brownouts

How Martin Energy Group (MEG) can help

We enable businesses to reduce energy spend through demand response programs, energy efficiency, and system optimization

  • MEG’s expertise and experience combine to help you maintain operations and comfort of your facility while ensuring grid reliability.
  • MEG manufactures generators, cogenerators and controls allowing customers to participate in open market demand response programs. Through our strategic partnerships with Curtailment service providers, we provide a one stop solution for customers to save money through DR programs and improve building resiliency with on-site generation.
  • MEG’s highly-skilled energy engineers provide a free audit of energy assets and facility management and then custom design an approach that maximizes program participation/revenue generation, while making sure there is no impact on operations.