Demand Response Pioneer Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. Joins IECA’s Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency Coalition Steering Group

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Demand Response pioneer ECS joins IECA's MEEC steering group to advise on successful industrial participation in demand-side management programs.

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Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.

Jim Korczykowski, ECS President and CEO, remarked: “I am very pleased to represent ECS on the MEE Coalition’s steering group to address these pressing issues within the Demand Response Industry.”

Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc., a leading authority on Demand Response in North America, announces its recent membership into the Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency Coalition. Manufacturing and industrial facilities represent the significant majority of ECS’ portfolio of DR participants and ECS will work alongside the MEE Coalition to promote the importance of practicable regulation standards within the energy industry. Together, the two organizations have a shared commitment to enhance the manufacturing and industrial sector’s energy economy via Demand Response and other ancillary energy services.

James Korczykowski, President and CEO of ECS, will represent the energy company on the MEE Coalition’s steering committee to advocate Demand Response and its role in not only keeping the electric grid stable and moderating wholesale electricity prices, but also in giving industrial facilities a competitive edge through significant financial opportunities which come from successful participation in the program. ECS also plans to address certain discriminatory regulations and measurement standards which limit the industrial sector’s involvement in Demand Response. Energy Curtailment Specialists has been an active voice against such practices, which can drastically affect manufacturer and industrial performance in DR programs.

“We are pleased to announce Energy Curtailment Specialists (ECS) as the newest member on the Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency (MEE) Coalition. Demand response lowers manufacturing company costs thereby improving competitiveness, jobs and exports. We look forward to working with ECS on addressing important issues on demand response.” - Lynn Schloesser, MEEC Executive Director

Since the company’s inception in 2001, ECS has played a key role in the development of Demand Response policy and regulatory procedures with Power Authorities such as the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), various ISO’s and RTO’s, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Jim Korczykowski, ECS President and CEO, remarked: “I am very pleased to represent ECS on the MEE Coalition’s steering group to address these pressing issues within the Demand Response Industry. ECS has thousands of industrial and manufacturing facilities currently enrolled in our PowerPay! program. We understand the changes that must be made in order to maximize the benefits of demand response, not only for industrial end-use participants but also for the energy community as a whole.”

About ECS, Inc.. Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (ECS) offers consultative, administrative, and turnkey demand response services. ECS is a leading demand response service provider in North America, with thousands of customers participating in its programs nationwide, a significant majority of which are in the industrial and manufacturing sector. ECS is currently serving markets across North America including New York, California, Texas, the PJM territory and Ontario, Canada.

About the MEEC: The MEE Coalition is solely devoted to accelerating manufacturing energy efficiency to increase competitiveness and jobs. The MEE Coalition promises to bring manufacturers together with energy efficiency technology suppliers and service providers of all kinds to advocate elimination of market barriers and reduction of uncertainties to manufacturer energy efficiency investments. Among other things, the organization will place high priority on advancing policies in support of industrial combined heat and power and waste heat recovery projects. (Source: IECA)

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