Commercial & Industrial Demand Response

Our commercial and industrial demand response program is designed to reduce electricity consumption during periods of peak use from May 1 to September 30, which will help maintain system reliability in your community and potentially lead to lower electricity prices. Our program offers two payment options to match your desired level of commitment and benefit. 

Commercial System Relief Program

This program gives you advance notice to reduce your energy consumption for planned events and provides compensation for participation. Events occur on weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The 2019 Commercial System Relief Program curtailment season ended September 30, 2019.  Enroll by April 1, 2020 to be eligible to participate at the start of the 2020 curtailment season on May 1, 2020.


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