• Show All
  • California
  • Case Study
  • Commercial
  • Demand Response
  • DER
  • Education
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • New England
  • New York
  • PJM
  • Texas
  • Webinar
  • White Paper

Webinar: Stack and Earn with Pennsylvania Act 129 Demand Response

Why should you consider the Act 129 Demand Response Program for commercial and industrial customers in Pennsylvania? Join CPower on February 21st at 10 AM EST as we walk you through this lucrative program and show you how to help support your utility and the grid while increasing your revenue earning potential.

Webinar: Monetizing Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources such as energy efficiency, solar photovoltaic, energy storage, gensets, and electric vehicles have started to proliferate and become eligible for energy market participation. This webinar from Navigant and CPower will provide some background on the technologies, highlight the major integration issues, and offer recommendations for customers to choose the right vendor for their situation.

Webinar: Save, Earn, Repeat. Generating Savings and Revenue in PJM from Your Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy efficiency (EE) projects help the grid and create savings for customers by permanently curtailing energy use. What you may not know is that those same projects can actually generate revenue on top of savings by enrollment in lucrative demand response curtailment programs.

Join CPower and Energy Management Systems, Inc. as we reveal how enrolling EE projects in PJM’s capacity market can create a steady revenue stream for up to four years after you’ve completed your project.

Now What? California Demand Response in a Post-Fossil Fuels World

The clock has started ticking down on backup generators in California’s demand response programs. On January 1, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission’s Demand Response Prohibited Resources decision officially takes effect. The decision (officially Decision 16-09-056) mandates that fossil-fueled resources can no longer be used to provide demand response. The decision doesn’t remove fossil fuel … Continue reading Now What? California Demand Response in a Post-Fossil Fuels World

Case Study: Rhode Island Hospital’s Journey From The Sidelines To Optimized Demand-Side Energy Management

When a new EPA law threatened demand-side energy management at the largest hospital in The Ocean State, CPower answered the call. The moment he learned what the EPA’s law meant for diesel generators participating in demand-side energy management, Marc Leduc figured he and Rhode Island Hospital had a problem. The largest hospital in its state, … Continue reading Case Study: Rhode Island Hospital’s Journey From The Sidelines To Optimized Demand-Side Energy Management

White Paper: Go Green. Save Green. Earn Green.

In this white paper, we’ll explore the various forms that demand-side energy management takes. We’ll look at how one university seized the opportunity to generate significant revenue from demand response participation and succeeded spectacularly. Finally, we’ll examine distributed energy resources and how another university found an innovative way to both optimize their energy program and maximize their revenue with intelligent storage.

Case Study: Lake Gaston Water Supply Pipeline

Virginia Beach, VA – Faced with the prospect of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in demand response revenue, this Virginia Beach site discovered a way to keep the money flowing without interruption. THE CUSTOMER: LAKE GASTON WATER SUPPLY PIPELINE The Lake Gaston Water Supply Pipeline, also known simply as Lake Gaston, is at the heart … Continue reading Case Study: Lake Gaston Water Supply Pipeline

Webinar: Monetizing Energy Assets for Data Centers

The data center industry’s push over the last decade toward a more efficient and sustainable future has come at a serendipitous time when energy markets in the US and Canada are working to reduce demand via energy efficiency investments and to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs) onto their energy grids in an attempt to diversify their fuel mixes.

Monetizing Energy Efficiency Projects in PJM

In this paper, CPower’s Meg Kelly will explain how organizations can earn revenue for their qualified energy efficiency (EE) projects by offering their permanently reduced demand into PJM’s forward capacity market. The paper will detail what types of projects qualify for monetization and the best practices for measuring and verifying EE projects so they can … Continue reading Monetizing Energy Efficiency Projects in PJM

How Energy Efficient Data Centers Can Earn More Than Customer Loyalty

Data centers are in demand. The growth of cloud computing and the subsequent challenge of powering big data has led to a data center construction boom. A 2018 industry profile by Dun & Bradstreet predicts data center space to grow to 1.94 billion square feet worldwide in 2018. Much of the industry’s new construction aims … Continue reading How Energy Efficient Data Centers Can Earn More Than Customer Loyalty

Monetizing Energy Assets for Data Centers

The data center industry’s recent push toward a more efficient and sustainable future comes at a serendipitous time when energy markets around the country are working to reduce demand via energy efficiency investments and to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs) onto their energy grids in an attempt to diversify their fuel mixes. This paper offers a detailed explanation of how a data center can monetize its existing energy assets with demand-side energy management.

Webinar: Distributed Energy Resources and the Role of Aggregated Demand Management

Demand response aggregators have been enrolling commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in DR programs for two decades. More recently, other types of Distributed Energy Resources such as energy efficiency, solar photovoltaic, energy storage, gensets, and electric vehicles have started to proliferate and become eligible for energy market participation. However, it is not necessarily a simple endeavor…

White Paper: Distributed Energy Resources and the Role of Aggregated Demand Management

The recent and rapid adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar PV, energy efficiency, energy storage, and generator sets offers a new set of challenges to aggregation and demand-side energy management. This white paper provides background on the new technologies, highlights major integration issues, and offers recommendations to DR customers looking to monetize their DER assets.

Case Study: City of Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia – Energy Manager’s determined pursuit of energy efficiency savings earned the city tens of thousands of dollars in rebates in just a few short years. THE CUSTOMER: THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH Located where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the City of Virginia Beach is anything but a sleepy resort … Continue reading Case Study: City of Virginia Beach

ERCOT Webinar Series

CPower’s on-going ERCOT webinar series is an invaluable tool for navigating Texas’s unique energy-only market, and maximize your participation in ERCOT’s lucrative demand response programs.Join CPower experts as they provide in-depth insights, proven strategies, and up-to-the-minute assessments— and show how you can ensure vital grid reliability while reaping the rewards of demand response participation.

Will Prices Rise With The Temperature In Texas This Summer?

As we discussed in our recent blog post about this summer’s potential “perfect Texas storm,” two significant factors projected for the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) energy market could have a noticeable impact on demand response participants: Reduced supply and record peak demand. The resulting clash of supply and demand projections points to the … Continue reading Will Prices Rise With The Temperature In Texas This Summer?

Are You Ready For This Summer’s Perfect Texas Storm?

In October 1991, Hurricane Grace formed near Bermuda and began moving north. At the same time, a massive low-pressure system moved south from Canada. They converged in the North Atlantic, creating a deadly, cataclysmic weather event that was dubbed “the perfect storm,” later immortalized in the film of that name starring George Clooney. No such … Continue reading Are You Ready For This Summer’s Perfect Texas Storm?

Myths… Busted! PJM’s Capacity Performance Soars to New Heights– and Confirms Its Revenue Potential for You

Big news came out of the PJM Interconnection’s Base Residual Auction (BRA), for the 2021/22 delivery year, two weeks ago. Contrary to what most industry experts and trade journalists had predicted, PJM’s Capacity Performance (CP) emergency demand response program did not fail. In fact, we saw offered and cleared Demand Response megawatts (MWs) increase drastically, … Continue reading Myths… Busted! PJM’s Capacity Performance Soars to New Heights– and Confirms Its Revenue Potential for You

Green Buildings Attract Happy Tenants and Bring Green Earnings to the Commercial Real Estate Industry

The following is an excerpt from “Monetizing Energy Assets in the Commercial Real Estate Industry: A Complete Guide for Earning Revenue with demand-side energy management” by CPower: For the past several years, the economic and policy climate of North America has created an impetus for green and sustainable energy-efficient buildings. The commercial real estate (CRE) … Continue reading Green Buildings Attract Happy Tenants and Bring Green Earnings to the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Tishman Speyer: Improving Tenant Experience through Demand-Side Energy Management

Stand anywhere between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas from 48th to 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan and you’re bound to see hundreds of passersby gazing at the iconic sights of Rockefeller Center. If Gregg Fischer is one of them, however, he probably won’t be goggling at the usual tourist highlights—Radio City Music … Continue reading Tishman Speyer: Improving Tenant Experience through Demand-Side Energy Management

Demand Side Energy Management 101

What is Demand-Side Energy Management? Learn the fundamentals with CPower’s Demand-Side Energy Management 101 video series.

Commercial Real Estate Guide

A complete guide for earning revenue with demand-side energy management. This guide explains in full what these resources are on how a commercial real estate organization can monetize their existing energy assets with demand-side energy management.

White Paper: Leveraging Your Generation Assets To Generate Revenue

Properly permitted, your emergency generation—EG—is both a reliability asset and a revenue generator. EG provides a great opportunity to earn revenue and save on energy costs through demand response (DR) and demand management programs.

Webinar: Leverage Your Generator Assets To Earn Revenue

Properly permitted, your emergency generation—EG—is both a reliability asset and a revenue generator. EG provides a great opportunity to earn revenue and save on energy costs through demand response (DR) and demand management programs. The path from emergency generation to revenue generation, though, may seem like a complex, confusing, and occasionally contradictory thicket of state … Continue reading Webinar: Leverage Your Generator Assets To Earn Revenue

Seasonal Readiness 2018

Are you ready for the 2018 demand response season? Our program information and On Demand Webinar resources will help make you successful in your programs in 2018. Below, you’ll find program information, key dates (like communication drills), your CPower contacts, market information, dispatch information and more.

Watch: PECO Demand Response Webinar

Join CPower for this 40 minute webinar to learn all about the PECO Demand Response Program, including: – A brief history of PA Act 129 – Participation parameters and regulations – Best curtailment practices – Maximizing value by incorporating the program into your existing DR portfolio – How and when to enroll – Tracking your … Continue reading Watch: PECO Demand Response Webinar

Webinar: Changing the Energy Management Landscape of Commercial Real Estate

Webinar: Changing the Energy Management Landscape of Commercial Real Estate This webinar, presented by Smart Energy Decisions and sponsored by CPower, starts with the idea that managing energy demand for commercial real estate properties is a blend of art and science. The science has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, resulting in a dramatically … Continue reading Webinar: Changing the Energy Management Landscape of Commercial Real Estate

Watch: The Evolution of the California Energy Market

California always seems to be at the center of innovation. When it comes to sustainable and renewable energy goals, it continues to deliver by leading the evolution of our nation’s energy mix away from finite sources that dominated the 20th century to the renewables that are poised to power our world today and in the … Continue reading Watch: The Evolution of the California Energy Market

With The Season’s First Snow, PJM Says “Bring It On”

A recap of the PJM 2017/18 Demand Response Summer season, and a preview of the Winter season just getting underway. With the season’s first snow on the ground and the official start of Winter just days away, it’s a good time to look back at how the PJM Interconnection performed over the summer, and how … Continue reading With The Season’s First Snow, PJM Says “Bring It On”

Case Study: Virginia State University

Virginia’s Opportunity University: successfully seized the opportunity to earn additional revenue for the school through demand response The Customer: Virginia State University Virginia State University (VSU), founded in 1882, is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions. It boasts a current student population of approximately 4,700. VSU’s 231-acre campus includes 11 residence halls, 18 academic buildings … Continue reading Case Study: Virginia State University

Case Study: Desert Water Agency

2.5 MW of monthly demand response commitment gives the Desert Water Agency energy savings and additional revenue to offset costs.   The Customer: Desert Water Agency, Palm Springs, California The Desert Water Agency (DWA) is a not for profit government agency providing water to the desert resort community of Palm Springs, in the Coachella Valley, as … Continue reading Case Study: Desert Water Agency

ERCOT’s Capacity Reserve is Dropping. Here’s What Your Business Should Know.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and independent market analysts agree on at least one thing: there will be about 4,200 MW less fossil fuel capacity in the Lone Star State in 2018, a decrease that can be attributed to the approved retiring of three coal-fired generation plants–Monticello, Sandow, and Big Brown. Exactly how … Continue reading ERCOT’s Capacity Reserve is Dropping. Here’s What Your Business Should Know.

How to Maximize Demand Response Earnings with California’s DRAM Program

For most of the last two decades, demand response in California has been largely procured and operated by the state’s electric utilities. That trend is changing. Demand response in California is currently experiencing significant changes as regulators implement measures to expand the state’s pool of energy resources and assimilate these resources with the California Independent … Continue reading How to Maximize Demand Response Earnings with California’s DRAM Program

White Paper: The Evolution of the California Energy Market

The Evolution Of The California Energy Market. California always seems to be at the center of innovation.  When it comes to sustainable and renewable energy goals, it continues to deliver by leading the evolution of our nation’s energy mix away from finite sources that dominated the 20th century to the renewables that are poised to … Continue reading White Paper: The Evolution of the California Energy Market

White Paper: PJM Capacity Performance Is Here. Don’t Believe The Myths

PJM Capacity Performance Is Here. Don't Believe The Myths. As we’re all aware by now, this past May PJM ushered in a new era for Demand Response (DR) with the Delivery Year (DY) 2020/21 Base Residual Auction (BRA). This marked the first auction offering 100% Capacity Performance (CP). The legacy summer DR programs of the … Continue reading White Paper: PJM Capacity Performance Is Here. Don’t Believe The Myths

PJM Webinar Series

Join CPower as we take our customers and other interested energy decision makers on an insightful journey through the demand-side energy market in PJM. This webinar series will include a detailed overview and outlook of the PJM energy market, demand response, demand management, market design changes, programs and how you can maximize and strategize your way … Continue reading PJM Webinar Series

Forward Capacity: New Revenue Source for Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy efficiency projects are well-known for their long-term cost savings and permanent energy load reduction. In the PJM Interconnection, they can also generate unexpected but substantial revenue streams when offered on PJM’s forward capacity market as a capacity resource. Proper measurement and verification, though, is the key. How does energy efficiency help regional transmission organizations … Continue reading Forward Capacity: New Revenue Source for Energy Efficiency Projects

Demand response contributes more than just sustainability to K-12 public school system

The Virginia Beach City Public School System is on a mission. At the heart of that mission lies a commitment to education, which you’d expect from the largest school division in southeastern Virginia. What you might not expect is how money earned from participating in demand response programs is helping fund the VBCPS’ drive toward … Continue reading Demand response contributes more than just sustainability to K-12 public school system

What to expect in the upcoming PJM 2017/18 Demand Response season as well as a 2020/21 BRA preview.

A changing weather landscape may bring early summer heat. Although the recent La Nina season is officially over, we are experiencing a Mother Nature hangover as the 2017 Spring season has seen above normal temperatures.  As we transition from La Nina to El Nino, we should expect the hotter than normal temperatures to continue through … Continue reading What to expect in the upcoming PJM 2017/18 Demand Response season as well as a 2020/21 BRA preview.

Understanding kW vs kWh (and Meter Data) to Lower Your Utility Bills

Many customers as well as my colleagues at CPower often ask me about the benefits of installing reliable metering equipment to access energy data in near real time. I typically respond with a handful of advantages (some listed below), but even before going there I find it useful to explain the full context about why … Continue reading Understanding kW vs kWh (and Meter Data) to Lower Your Utility Bills

Surviving New EPA Rules and the Emergency Generator Regulatory Maze

Is your organization one of the thousands of commercial/industrial energy customers that use back-up generators (BUGs)?  Are they used as emergency generators (a.k.a., EGs or gensets) in demand response (DR) programs? If so, 2016 may have felt like an episode of the “Survivor” reality show, except instead of the usual cast of GenX characters and … Continue reading Surviving New EPA Rules and the Emergency Generator Regulatory Maze

Managing Rising Costs Amidst the Alphabet Soup of NY Energy Initiatives

If you’re a mid- to large-sized energy user in New York, you’ve likely come across a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms: REV, CES, DR, DER…the list goes on. Many of you who run commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses know that you can actively leverage Demand Response (DR) programs and earn revenue by curtailing load when … Continue reading Managing Rising Costs Amidst the Alphabet Soup of NY Energy Initiatives

White Paper: The New England Electric Power Market

In the New England electric power market, sharply rising capacity costs and energy volatility in the New England power market will increase your electricity costs despite relatively low fuel prices and flat usage trends. This white paper explores the underlying reasons, and goes on to explain specific actions commercial and industrial customers can take to … Continue reading White Paper: The New England Electric Power Market

White Paper: The Evolving New York Energy Market

In this white paper, CPower’s Mike Hourihan aims to explain how recent events have played a role in shaping both the New York Energy Market’s current state and its evolution. He’ll also attempt to predict what might be in store for the market and how he believes New York businesses can position themselves to better … Continue reading White Paper: The Evolving New York Energy Market

Energy Policy 101: How the Movement of Electrons is Regulated

Energy policy development is complicated.   Recall that the electric industry has been regulated for more than 100 years and it remains highly regulated today, even with competitive markets.  Moreover, both the Federal government and States have roles to play in regulation.  Using examples, this article focuses on federal jurisdiction over “wholesale” electricity that flows across … Continue reading Energy Policy 101: How the Movement of Electrons is Regulated

Hot Summer Ends Without Emergency Demand Response Events in PJM

The 2016 PJM summer compliance season which runs from June through September has come to an end without a PJM-initiated emergency demand response (DR) event.  The first six months of the year were already one of the warmest on record. So, for many of us sweating it out across the northeast, it was no surprise … Continue reading Hot Summer Ends Without Emergency Demand Response Events in PJM

Choose Your Own Curtailment Adventure: “School’s in Session”

You’re a facilities manager in the public school system. Your district of twelve schools participates in demand response programs annually. Each year, you alternate the six schools that hold summer classes, which presents you with a unique opportunity to earn money through demand response. What do you do? 1) You register the six schools that … Continue reading Choose Your Own Curtailment Adventure: “School’s in Session”

NYISO is Ready for Summer Demand. DR Customers Should be Ready, too.

What can demand response participants expect in New York this summer? Let’s take a look at a few factors. NYISO reports adequate summer supply, though concerns loom in Western New York… On May 19, 2016, NYISO issued its ritual summer press release stating, “Electric supplies in New York are expected to be adequate to meet … Continue reading NYISO is Ready for Summer Demand. DR Customers Should be Ready, too.