You chose the ‘Easy Money for Education’ Adventure:

Let’s review a hypothetical scenario that could occur based on your actions.

Easy money. No risk. What’s not to love?

Apparently you missed a few key lessons in school on your way to becoming a facilities manager. Sure you know about Ohm’s law and the finer points of building management systems, but what about the old adage of if something seems too good to be true it probably is?

In this case, your strategy initially pays off. However it doesn’t take long before the ISO figures out your plan and calls you into the proverbial principal’s office. Fortunately, your curtailment service provider (CSP) writes you a note, excusing you of your shortsightedness and promises you won’t do it again.

Provided you work with your CSP to devise a legitimate curtailment strategy, the ISO agrees to allow you to participate in their DR programs. As punishment you’re forced to write, “I will never compromise the integrity of demand response again” 100 times on the blackboard.

Of course, this is only a hypothetical scenario. Here’s what you could have done to keep your participation in demand response within the spirit of the ISO’s intentions (and avoid the humiliation of your coworkers seeing you shamefully carrying out your punishment).

The scenario described in this article is hypothetical. It’s always a good practice to consult your curtailment service provider (CSP) before engaging in demand response or demand management programs. Contact CPower’s team to consult your organization’s options for managing demand in your market.