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PSC Order on NY Utility DR Program Changes for Summer 2020 – Market Minute (Video)

June 02, 2020



 

On May 14th, in response to COVID-19 related challenges and recommendations raised by stakeholders,  the New York Public Service Commission issued an Order directing most of the utilities to implement several changes to their Dynamic Load Management (DLM) tariffs to become effective as of June 1st. These changes will impact the Commercial System Relief Program (CSRP) and the Distribution Load Relief Program (DLRP) for Summer 2020 and are intended to increase program flexibility for DR aggregators and participants.

The PSC Order directs the utilities to make the following changes to their DLM tariffs:

First, there will be an additional enrollment window to allow new participants to participate in the programs in July through September if enrollments are submitted by June 1st.

Second, for customers currently enrolled will have an opportunity to adjust their committed kW reduction amounts for July through September if this is submitted by June 1st.

Third, testing will occur only if an event has not already occurred, and the PSC has directed utilities to not administer a test before July 1st.

Lastly, for customers that have utility interval or AMI metering installed but have not been able to establish communications between the meter and the utility will be provisionally approved to participate, pending establishment of the necessary communications and providing that meter data for the CBL baseline calculations and test/event performance can be retrieved to assess program performance for settlement and payment.

These changes will be applicable to all utilities within New York, except for PSEG-LI. The PSC Order directs Department of Public Service staff to work with LIPA/PSEG-LI staff to see if similar changes can be implemented for their CSRP and DLRP programs for this program season.

If your organization is currently participating in one or both of the CSRP and DLRP programs in 2020, or had opted not to enroll in these programs due to operational and electric load changes for the season, you now have one more opportunity to enroll to participate in July through September, or to adjust your level of participation through adjusting your enrollment value.

If you have any questions or would like to enroll, or adjust your current enrollment amount, in the CSRP or DLRP programs by June 1st, or have any other New York energy question, contact CPower and we’ll help you in any way we can.

On May 14th, in response to COVID-19 related challenges and recommendations raised by stakeholders,  the New York Public Service Commission issued an Order directing most of the utilities to implement several changes to their Dynamic Load Management (DLM) tariffs to become effective as of June 1st. These changes will impact the Commercial System Relief Program (CSRP) and the Distribution Load Relief Program (DLRP) for Summer 2020 and are intended to increase program flexibility for DR aggregators and participants.

The PSC Order directs the utilities to make the following changes to their DLM tariffs:

  1. Enrollment – an additional enrollment window has been added. New enrollments must be submitted by June 1st for participation in the CSRP/DLRP for July through September.
  2. Enrollment Adjustment – participants may adjust their committed kW to the CSRP and DLRP programs by submitting updated enrollments by June 1st, to become effective July 1st.
  3. Testing – utilities have been directed to not administer tests in their programs until July 1st at the earliest, and to not administer a test if an event has already been called.
  4. Metering – customers that have utility interval or AMI metering installed but have not been able to establish communications between the meter and the utility will be provisionally approved to participate, pending establishment of the necessary communications and providing that meter data for the CBL baseline calculations and test/event performance can be retrieved to assess program performance for settlement and payment.

These changes will be applicable to all utilities within New York, except for PSEG-LI. The PSC Order directs Department of Public Service staff to work with LIPA/PSEG-LI staff to see if similar changes can be implemented for their CSRP and DLRP programs for this program season.

If your organization is currently participating in one or both of the CSRP and DLRP programs in 2020, or had opted not to enroll in these programs due to operational and electric load changes for the season, you now have one more opportunity to enroll to participate in July through September, or to adjust your level of participation through adjusting your enrollment value.

If you have any questions or would like to enroll, or adjust your current enrollment amount, in the CSRP or DLRP programs by June 1st, or have any other New York energy question, contact CPower and we’ll help you in any way we can.

Brave.

May 21, 2020

Since December of last year,  the truly brave men and women in the healthcare industry that are treating and saving the lives of COVID-19 patients come to work, put in uncountable hours, and in every second of that chaotic day risk exposure to the worst disease we have seen in a very long time.

New York City has been one of the worst-hit areas in the US. CPower wants to thank all of you in New York and in every US city dealing with the pandemic. As a small token of our appreciation to your selfless donation to humanity, we have come together to donate to our friends at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Flushing Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, and Presbyterian Hospital in NYC.

We encourage all of our friends, followers, and employees to find a way to support these true heroes. A sandwich, coffee, cash, or even a heartfelt thank you card is so meaningful to the selfless individuals in this great time of need.

It is said that in a time of crisis is when you see the true character of humanity.

There are few times in anyone’s life when they are asked to put their own life and safety aside to protect someone else’s. Someone they have never met, loved or cared about until that moment. Yet, this is what our healthcare workers do — without question or consideration. Not just once or twice in a lifetime, but every day.

In healthcare, you don’t earn a medal. You don’t get a 21-gun salute. But know that you get a heartfelt thank you from every person and family that you save. 

You are our heroes.

Thank you for showing us what it means to be brave.

Now it’s our turn to show what it means to be human.

PJM in Motion (Environment + Energy Leader Webinar)

May 20, 2020



 

 

In 2015, PJM announced that it was retiring its seasonal emergency capacity demand response programs and replacing them with a single, year-round program called Capacity Performance, or CP. June 2020 was set as the first season that PJM would offer CP as their only capacity program.

June 2020 is just a few months away — and the world is a very different place from when CP was first proposed. Who knew PJM would solo their new emergency capacity program in the middle of one of the greatest upheavals in the last 50 years?

It’s no surprise that times of great flux and uncertainty bring more questions than there are answers for, and misinformation that can cloud the path to needed solutions.

CPower is committed to helping PJM energy users get a better understanding of the facts, clarify the misperceptions, and identify opportunities that still exist in this unprecedented year of change and complexity.

That’s why we’re bringing together our top experts on PJM and Capacity Performance in this timely and important webinar.

New York’s Rule 222 for Distributed Generation (Video)

April 20, 2020



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Backup Generators for Demand Response (Video)



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White Paper: The Changing Energy Landscape and New Demand Side Management Opportunities (Navigant)

January 02, 2020

The year is 2040. Grid modernization has seen the integration of large-scale storage and renewables overtake traditional fossil fuel and nuclear generation. Sustainability, grid reliability, and energy technologies have been major drivers for a modern grid structure. Customers have become more connected and engaged with their utilities and drive the utility business model beyond selling kilowatt-hours.

ERCOT Demand Response: How to Maximize Your Revenue and Resilience in America’s Most Interesting Energy Market.

December 12, 2019



In August 2019, ERCOT, the Texas-area independent system operator (ISO), initiated an unprecedented two demand response events–the first in Texas since 2015.

These demand response events helped prevent brownouts and blackouts on the grid and protected the community as well as the state’s economy from suffering losses due to power outages.

Organizations that participated in these demand response events earned significant revenue. While the events this summer were the first in many years in the Lone Star State, they likely won’t be the last.