State of Virginia Demand Response Resources

Helping State of Virginia Organizations Reduce Net Energy Spend
Through Demand-side Energy Management Programs

The State of Virginia has organizations that can participate in Demand Management Programs and earn revenue for being available to use less energy when the grid is stressed or save money by reducing energy during peak hours. Participants can also help preserve the environment and keep energy prices stable for ratepayers in Virginia.

CPower offers all of the demand side management programs available in the PJM market, where the State of Virginia resides.

Many people are familiar with the Capacity Performance program. These programs call upon energy users to reduce their usage when demand begins to exceed supply. This can happen on extremely hot or cold days or any other type of emergency event that causes an imbalance on the grid.

Additionally, other demand response and demand management programs can be stacked with capacity programs to earn even more incentives and revenue using similar curtailment strategies. These include economic and ancillary services as well as demand management programs.

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CPower can help you earn additional revenue for your organization’s energy-saving efforts 

  • If you’ve completed an energy efficiency project within the last year and still own the capacity rights to the energy you reduced, CPower can likely offer your reduction into the PJM Capacity Market (RPM).
  • CPower’s team of experts will assess your energy efficiency project and officially confirm your permanent load reduction, which we’ll offer into the RPM.
  • Your organization can potentially earn quarterly payments for the next 4 years, continually helping to offset your total energy spend.
  • Your CPower team will be with you every step of the way and can help you earn even more revenue by participating in other PJM demand response programs. 

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CPower will quickly help you understand why demand response is an effective form of energy management, how programs work, and how you receive financial incentives.

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Meet CPower’s Virginia Team

At CPower, we believe that at the heart of successful energy management lies the trust between an organization and its energy team. We are here to answer any of your questions.

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We have a team of energy experts who help you develop your energy strategy and maximize your demand management participation.

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In 2019, CPower and  Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) won the Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Council’s Leadership Award (Government) for DMME’s Demand Response Energy Efficiency Program. (Read about the City of Virginia Beach’s successful EE program.)”

The Commonwealth of Virginia earned $3.7 million with demand response… CPower helped and wrote the check.

From Left to Right: Leigh Anne; Jessica Lavender, Sr. Energy Analyst, Fairfax County Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination; Bryan Hill, Fairfax County Executive; and Nam Nguyen, State Energy Manager, DMM with another check from CPower earned from EE improvements.

Learn about the PJM programs available in Virginia.

  • Capacity Performance helps PJM maintain year-round grid reliability by calling emergency events that require customers to adjust their power consumption. Participants pick a fixed level of consumption (Firm Service Level or FSL) and commit that when called upon they will consume no more than that amount of electricity. Events generally happen on hot summer afternoons and cold winter mornings and last 4 hours on average. Learn More
  • Sync Reserves PJM can call on its synchronized reserves to quickly restore the balance between supply and demand. Organizations like yours that participate in the Synchronized Reserve Program can earn money for being on call to help the grid react to short-term disturbances. Learn More
  • Economic Load Response Gives participants the opportunity to earn revenue for using less energy when prices in the PJM wholesale electricity market are high. Not only will you earn revenues, you’ll also be doing your part to keep electricity prices stable in PJM. Learn More
  • Energy Efficiency PJM’s Energy Efficiency program pays businesses for permanent load reduction resulting from energy efficiency projects they have completed or will be complete in the future. Learn More

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