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Demand Response Acquisitions May Not Help Large Energy Consumers

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | October 14, 2013 at 8:30 am

NRG’s 2013 acquisition of ECS is the latest in a series of purchases of pure play Demand Response providers that is helping retail energy providers (REPs) shore up their demand side management offerings. NRG is following in the footsteps of competitors Constellation Energy Group, which bought CPower; Honeywell International, which purchased Akuacom; and Johnson Controls, which acquired EnergyConnect back in 2011.

Micro-Grids and Demand Response: Taking a Holistic Approach

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | September 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

Recently, I was fortunate to speak on a panel hosted by Agrion that discussed “Micro-Grids” and how Demand Response is playing a pivotal role in the proliferation of this potential new smart grid paradigm. Agrion defines micro-grids as “self-sustaining power networks within the larger grid system that provide a higher level of local reliability than […]

Special Delivery – ReCharge NY Allocations are in! – What to do next?

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | April 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

On Wednesday, April 25, many businesses and non-profits across New York found out how much of the electrical power they use would be provided at a discount rate under the “ReCharge NY” program.  This economic development plan provides a long-term price signal and commitment (via the state-owned utility NYPA) to employers in that the discounted […]

ReCharge NY, but Avoid the Seven-year Itch

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | March 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

As many of you know, the “ReCharge NY” program is replacing the old “Power for Jobs” program that has been in place for many years.  Both of these programs are economic development plans that provide deeply discounted electricity rates to organizations across New York State in hopes of helping them retain and/or hire more workers.  […]

Need Help Deciphering Changes To the PJM Demand Response Market? You Are Not Alone

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | February 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I recently led a well-attended webinar for Demand Response participants in the PJM region.  Its intent was to inform people about the implications that are occurring as a result of PJM’s transition to a “capped” or “pure forward capacity” market.  In short, there is only so much capacity available at certain price levels on an […]

Breaking News: FERC’s DR Ruling and What It Means to PJM Program Participants

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | November 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

On November 4th , FERC tentatively accepted docket ER11-3322-000, much of PJM’s proposal that companies participating in Demand Response programs should not be compensated above their Peak Load Contribution (PLC) when utilizing the Guaranteed Load Drop (GLD) methodology with enrollment.  The question is what are the implications for large energy users who are currently enrolled […]

Shaking in Their Boots: How DR Will Change the Competitive Dynamics among ESCOs

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | October 18, 2011 at 11:59 am

If I was a C&I salesperson for an Energy Service company (ESCO), I would be very nervous about the recent acquisitions of demand response providers by my competitors. The combination of revenue that can be earned from participation in Demand Response programs along with the installation of energy efficiency equipment/controls is a potent one that, […]

The Manhattan Session: Talking DR and Energy Management

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | June 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Yesterday I moderated a Rockefeller Center event hosted by AGRION, a business network for energy development, on “Integrating Demand Response and Energy Management in the C&I Markets.”  Participating in the keynote panel were some of the biggest names in DR and energy management, including Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric, GE, Siemens, EnerNoc, Lockheed Martin and World […]

PJM, FERC and Demand Response: More than Meets the Eye

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | June 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

The discussions on the changes to the rules regarding how companies are compensated for Demand Response participation in PJM’s Emergency Demand Response program are certainly heating up!  Over the weekend I read the newly released “Open Letter” by three large Demand Response providers in regards to these rule changes, PJM’s response to the “Open Letter” […]

Demand Response: Evening the Playing Field in PJM

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Blog | Luke McAuliffe | May 31, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Just about every day I read an opinion on the controversy regarding PJM’s attempt to change the GLD enrollment methodology that curtailment service providers (CSPs) are currently utilizing to enroll customers into their Emergency Demand Response program (aka RPM program). The ramifications from any change could have many potentially profound consequences on the marketplace, such […]