Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (ECS), a pioneer in the demand response industry, has announced a significant expansion of its Demand Response focus throughout its home state of New York. ECS has been administering programs to thousands of New York businesses for the past 12+ years, paying out more than $150 million to its clients over that time. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, with NY based owners and NY based employees, ECS is dedicated to the betterment of NY’s economy and energy landscape.
With the PowerPay! demand response program, ECS is bringing its focus back to its home state to increase the potential for NY businesses to earn new revenue streams and to help protect the state’s electric grid. With some of the older New York power plants going offline, the financial incentives for demand-side resources are increasing.
New York businesses and facilities participating in PowerPay! are paid for agreeing to reduce their electricity consumption for a short period of time during critical periods of demand when the electric grid is strained. The demand response initiative helps to avoid blackouts, a catastrophe that is especially relevant to the New York community, having experienced periodic blackouts over the past several years, including the infamous 1999 blackout during which a heat wave left over 200,000 NYC residents without power for an extended period of time. The commitment of PowerPay! customers to reduce their electric consumption when called upon serves as an effective line of defense against such electric grid emergencies.
“Our roots are in New York State,” remarked Jeffrey Bonerb, ECS’ Senior Program Manager, “ECS has worked for over twelve years with the New York community and will continue to expand our reach within the commercial and industrial sectors. New York businesses can anticipate a significant increase in financial opportunities from our PowerPay! program and we are excited to be able to enroll more New York facilities into our program.”
With an expectation that PowerPay! will be a popular program for any company looking to bring in a revenue stream, ECS anticipates needing to ultimately limit the number of participants it adds to their program for 2013 and will treat interested participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested facilities in the New York state area should contact ECS directly at 1-877-711-5453, or visit ECS’ website at http://www.ecsgrid.com.
About Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (ECS) offers consultative, administrative, and turnkey demand response services. ECS is one of the largest demand response service providers in North America, with thousands of facilities participating in its programs nationwide. ECS is currently serving markets across North America including New York, California, Texas, the PJM territory and Ontario, Canada. For more information please call 877-711-5453 or visit http://www.ecsgrid.com.