North America's Largest Private Demand Response Provider Contracts with DREC

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DREC to Provide Strategic Consulting and Assist in Market Oversight to ECS

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DREC offers a unique combination of experience in market analysis, market operations and working with state and federal regulatory agencies.

Buffalo, NY -- Demand Response Energy Consulting, LLC, newly founded by Marie Pieniazek former Sr. Analyst for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), has been contracted to assist Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc (ECS) with regulatory affairs, pricing and bidding strategy, commentary and filings with public commission and market research. In the past two years, ECS has grown significantly, increasing its demand response market focus outside of New York to include programs in over 20 states and internationally in Ontario, Canada.

"As we continue our growth in the industry, it became apparent that we needed to bring in an experienced group that knows not only the general philosophies behind demand response, but can also provide much-needed regulatory help in the many markets that demand response is beginning its emergence," stated Glen Smith, President, CEO and Co-Founder of ECS, adding "DREC offers a unique combination of experience in market analysis, market operations and working with state and federal regulatory agencies."

The agreement will help facilitate ECS' further industry growth and continued excellence.

"DREC is very pleased to enter into a contract agreement with ECS," states Marie Pieniazek, President and Founder of DREC. "ECS has grown from a two person operation into one of the leading demand response firms in the country. DREC is please to provide ECS with market insight and regulatory support in a growing industry that provides sustainability and environmental benefits for our nation's energy consumers. Demand Response and Energy Efficiency is one of the cheapest forms of energy today, and in our current energy climate having the ability to align DREC with one of the largest demand response providers is an exceptional opportunity."

About Demand Response Energy Consulting, LLC
DREC provides clients with advice, research and regulatory filing services on issues involving demand response and wholesale electric power markets. Marie Pieniazek, Founder and President of DREC, has over 12 years of experience working with ISO's, RTO's, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and state regulatory bodies. DREC also provides market power analyses in connection with the electric power industry relative to demand response, installed capacity pricing, and regulatory issues. For more information please visit

About Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
ECS offers consultative, administrative and implementation demand response services. Energy Curtailment Specialists is currently serving markets across North America including New York, California, New England, Texas, Kansas City, the PJM territory as well as Ontario, Canada. For more information please call 877-711-5453 or visit us on the web at

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Strong-Tallman
Communications Specialist, ECS
877-711-5453 x 233


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