Washington Mills Becomes ECS' First Multinational DR Participant

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Washington Mills has just enrolled its Niagara Falls, Ontario facility in Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.'s (ECS) demand response (DR) program, PowerPay! Ontario, to reduce their electricity usage in times of need to relieve stress on the grid. The Ontario location joins the Niagara Falls, NY location, making it ECS' first multinational DR participant.

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When it comes to demand response resource management, ECS has shown they have the experience, credibility, and know-how to get the job done

Washington Mills has just enrolled its Niagara Falls, Ontario facility in Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.'s (ECS) demand response (DR) program, PowerPay! Ontario, to reduce their electricity usage in times of need to relieve stress on the grid. The Ontario location joins the Niagara Falls, NY location, making it ECS' first multinational DR participant.    

The plant's NY location was one of the first companies to enroll in ECS' PowerPay! New York program back in 2001, so it is only fitting that the company continues to add to their green initiatives by being one of the first to enroll in ECS' PowerPay! Ontario program.

"When it comes to demand response resource management, ECS has shown they have the experience, credibility, and know-how to get the job done," said Sandro Borghesi, director of Canadian operations for Washington Mills. "We are thrilled to become their first cross-border participant, and feel good knowing that by participating in the PowerPay! Ontario program we'll be doing our part to assist the province when problems arise with the grid."

PowerPay! Ontario comes into effect in times of peak demand, usually on the hottest days of the summer, in which the facility will earn a monetary incentive for cutting back its electricity usage to help keep demand and energy prices low, as well as avoid peak power plants from being built.

"We are excited to begin our PowerPay! Ontario program with a customer like Washington Mills," said Paul Tyno, executive vice president, program development for ECS. "Being one of the first customers in both the New York and Ontario programs shows their dedication to going green and helping out the community."

About Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
ECS offers turnkey, administrative, and a la carte demand response services. Energy Curtailment Specialists is currently serving markets in all of New York, California, New England, Kansas City, PJM territories, and Ontario, Canada. For more information, please call 877-711-5453, or visit us on the web at http://www.ecsgrid.com

About Washington Mills
Washington Mills is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of abrasive materials and fused mineral products. As the largest producer in North America with sales and manufacturing facilities around the world, our capabilities are unrivaled in the industry. We offer a rich array of abrasive grains and specialty electro-fused minerals. From macro grits to micro grits, to custom specialty fusions, our fused materials are used around the world in hundreds of different industries and applications.

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