National Grid promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These efforts are key to developing a less polluting, more reliable and affordable energy system for all of New England area. Collectively, National Grid’s effort aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.
• Must be a National Grid electric customer in Massachusetts or Rhode Island.
• Must be on a G-2 or G-3 rate.
• Cannot already be participating in or contracted to participate in ISO-NE demand response markets before August 26th, 2016.
• Must enroll before May 31st of any given year to participate in that year’s demand response program.
• If your business signs up for 2017, it will remain enrolled for 2018 unless it unsubscribes.
• Must participate through an approved curtailment service provider.
Demand Response Type Requirements
• Must be able to curtail a minimum of 50kW of electric summer demand.
• Curtailment caused by standby or backup generators or CHP is not eligible. Curtailment caused by electric storage is eligible as long as the battery is not charged by standby or backup generators or CHP.
About Demand Response Events
• Events will be called the day before curtailment is needed.
• A maximum of 40 hours of events will be called per summer. The goal of the program is to call about 20 hours of events per year.
• All events will start after 11am and will finish before 5pm.
• All events will be called in June, July, August, and September.
• The maximum duration of a single DR event is 4 hours.
• For customers participating in ISO-NE demand response markets, National Grid events will be canceled on any day ISO-NE calls for DR resources.
About the Incentive
• Incentives will be paid out in October of each year.
• Incentives will be based on the average performed curtailment amount for all events.
Details about the Demand Response Incentive Program
• This program is part of a 2-year demonstration project for demand response. National Grid cannot guarantee that incentives will be available after the summer of 2018.
• Incentives are limited to the first 40MW of demand response assets to register.