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Updated: August 1, 2019

What is Demand Response?

Demand response is an electricity generation methodology that allows power consumers to positively impact the efficiency and operations of the power grid. Through demand response, during peak periods of power use, consumers shift or reduce their usage of electricity. The result contributes to balancing supply and demand for power.

Demand response programs have been shown to reduce the cost of wholesale electricity which contributes to the reduction of retail electric rates.

In order to encourage electric consumers to participate in demand response programs, power grid organizations often offer financial incentives. These incentives can come in the form of rebates, variable peak pricing, or other attractive rate-based pricing schemes.

In some advanced demand response configurations, power companies are granted the control and ability to reduce an organizations power demand. This is done through the controlled cycling HVAC and other systems on and off during times when there is peak demand for energy. In exchange for this level of control, the power companies provide further financial incentives which could result in lower overall electric bills.

While this configuration might work for many companies, for others it clearly poses potential for problems. For example, data centers and greenhouses or grow facilities hare heavily dependent on air conditioning. Power outages or participation in demand response programs where systems are cycled off could pose a risk to the continued operation of the organization. In these cases, natural gas or diesel-fueled generators or other types of powered generators can provide a compelling opportunity.

Demand Response Opportunities and Challenges

A backup diesel generator can be an unrivaled asset for any facility that values power reliability. By properly permitting the generator emissions, the engine can also generate revenue by participating in demand response (DR) and demandmanagement programs. These programs offer financial incentives to customers who are able to reduce the load on the electrical grid during certain peak hours. However, complex environmental regulations can make navigating the compliance requirements difficult and tricky.

Fortunately for you, Energy Choice is here to help. Energy Choice is a provider of turnkey emissions control systems. These will allow your diesel generator to comply with all necessary emissions standards.

We have vast experience in managing emissions retrofit projects. We also have an array of equipment options including oxidation catalysts, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, and fuel water emulsion (FWE) systems.

Our Unique Approach To Backup Diesel Generators with Demand Response

What sets Energy Choice apart from other emissions solution providers is that Energy Choice provides much more than just the equipment. Energy Choice offers a full turnkey solution where we handle all of your demand response equipment needs from start to finish.

  • Identify Compliance Objectives: At the start of each project, Energy Choice used a holistic approach to determine which emissions regulations your backup generator must comply with. We also determine which DR programs you can qualify for. We learn about your specific priorities and strive to meet those goals while saving you as much money as possible.
  • Propose Solution: Energy choice will perform a full analysis of the project needs and costs. Once complete, we will provide a comprehensive proposal that includes the recommended equipment, scope of work, and costs. We will also provide an overview of the incentive programs that your equipment will qualify for once the project is complete. DR management and service contracts can be offered optionally.
  • Implement Turnkey Solution: Energy Choice will implement the turnkey emissions control project. Energy Choice, along with its partners, will take care of all aspects of the project. We ensure that your units will meet the criteria outlined in the proposal. The typical scope of work provided includes designs, equipment procurement, installation, commissioning, startup, and permitting.
  • Start Saving: After commissioning, the project will be turned over to you for operation. You can quickly start earning revenue through the DR programs. Our DR experts will provide operational support, and equipment service contracts are available if requested.

Learn more about how you can participate in a DR program with a backup diesel generator.

By having a backup diesel generator with a capacity of at least 50kW you can participate in response or a demandmanagement program. Get in touch with Energy Choice, our experienced emission retrofit team would be happy to discuss your options and get you on the path to increased profits.

A backup diesel generator can be an unrivaled asset for any facility that values power reliability. And by properly permitting the generator emissions, the engine can also generate revenue by participating in demand response (DR) and demand management programs. These programs offer financial incentives to customers who are able to reduce the load on the electrical grid during certain peak hours. However, complex environmental regulations can make navigating the compliance requirements difficult and tricky.

Fortunately for you, Energy Choice is here to help. Energy Choice is a provider of turnkey emissions control systems that will allow your diesel generator to comply with all necessary emissions standards. We have vast experience in managing emissions retrofit projects as well as an array of equipment options including oxidation catalysts, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, and fuel water emulsion (FWE) systems.

Our Unique Approach

What sets Energy Choice apart from other emissions solution providers is that Energy Choice provides much more than just the equipment. Energy Choice offers a full turnkey solution where we handle all of your demand response equipment needs from start to finish.

  1. Identify Compliance Objectives: At the start of each project, Energy Choice used a holistic approach to determine which emissions regulations your backup generator must comply with and also which DR programs you can qualify for. We will learn about your specific priorities and strive to meet those goals while saving you as much money as possible.
  2. Propose Solution: Energy choice will perform a full analysis of the project needs and costs. Once complete, we will provide a comprehensive proposal that includes the recommended equipment, scope of work, costs, and an overview of the incentive programs that your equipment will qualify for once the project is complete. DR management and service contracts can be offered optionally.
  3. Implement Turnkey Solution: Energy Choice will implement the turnkey emissions control project. Energy Choice along with its partners will take care of all aspects of the project and ensure that your units will meet the criteria outlined in the proposal. The typical scope of work provided includes designs, equipment procurement, installation, commissioning, startup, and permitting.
  4. Start Saving: After commissioning, the project will be turned over to you for operation, and you can quickly start earning revenue through the DR programs. Our DR experts will provide operational support, and equipment service contracts are available if requested.
Learn More

If you have a backup generator with a capacity of at least 50kW and are interested in getting paid to operate it through either demand response or a demand management program, let us know! Our experienced emission retrofit team would be happy to discuss your options and get you on the path to increased profits.