Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
ACT 129 Pennsylvania demand response programs, what does it mean for Pennsylvania businesses? Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognizes the experience of Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (ECS) and the benefits that state facilities will experience in ECS' demand response programs.
ENERGY CURTAILMENT SPECIALISTS, INC. (ECS), one of the largest and longest-tenured demand response providers in North America, is proud to announce that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has chosen ECS as an approved demand response provider to serve its facilities, including state hospitals, colleges and other government facilities. Not only is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania committed to helping ECS spread the awareness of the benefits of demand response, the energy that will be reduced in the program will have a profound effect on the local environment. By enrolling in ECS' PowerPay! Demand Response Program, customers will commit to reducing their electrical usage during times of grid instability.
A 2008 Pennsylvania law, ACT 129, requires the state's electric utilities with more than 100,000 customers to reduce MWh consumption by 3 percent and reduce system demand 4.5 percent during peak hours by May 31, 2013.
ECS offers the demand response programs of PJM and also maintains a direct contract with several Pennsylvania utilities that bring its customers additional revenues and benefits. Several thousand facilities participate in ECS' PowerPay! Program, yielding more than 2,300 MW of demand reductions during grid crisis, equivalent to the output of several large power plants. Clients enrolled in an ECS demand response program will receive advanced notification of issues with the electric grid and will have the ability to gain thousands of dollars in revenue for reducing their electric use during the rare cases of grid instability. Participants are typically asked to decrease their electricity usage only when the electric grid is strained and in need of help to avoid brownouts or blackouts.
As an added benefit, through its Green Roots Initiative, ECS will donate trees to one of America's national forests for each customer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that enrolls in the program.
About Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. is an energy management team that responds to stresses on the electric grid by working with its customers to reduce electric usage during temporary critical times. ECS has been identified by JP Morgan as a Top 100 Green Company in North America and has been recognized in the INC. 500/5000 list. ECS is one of the largest demand response service providers in North America with several thousand customers participating in its programs across the United States and Canada. ECS currently has more than 2,300 megawatts of demand response reduction with an estimated peak electric load of 5,000 megawatts under contract in its programs. For more information, please call 877-711-5453 or visit
Melisa M. Blanchard
Director of Marketing and Sales Programs, ECS