IPKeys Power Partners is a Demand Response Aggregator operating in markets across the US. We enable customers with multiple facilities to offer their demand reduction into the markets on an aggregated basis. Advancements in smart grid technologies, including the deployment of IPKeys’ EISSTM solutions, have made it possible to apply various options and strategies for the optimization of demand response (DR) in electricity markets. DR aggregation combines DR resources with varying schedules and constraints and enables participation for demand response offered by small- and medium-sized customers for the participation in wholesale electricity markets. Benefits of aggregation include tying together distributed resources to improve performance, meet scale thresholds, and expand participation and revenues from DR programs.