Energy Missteps to Avoid in ERCOT

by | Mar 5, 2018

Too many organizations throughout Texas are currently considering DR contracts that leave thousands of dollars on the table. Similarly, too many firms looking to renew energy supply contracts are missing opportunities to drive costs down.  Are you one of them?

Before your organization signs a DR contract or enters into a new supply agreement, join EnerNOC’s ERCOT Demand Response Director, Steve O’Neill, and Senior Energy Analyst, Jason Hughes, for a discussion on today’s most serious energy strategy missteps in the Lone Star State.

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • What generator options are available for demand response, and the best (and worst) ways to finance them
  • The differences between Emergency Response Service (ERS) and Load Resources (LR) DR programs, and how to maximize your earning potential
  • Texas energy market fundamentals, and the best way to create competition for your supply business
  • How proactive peak demand (4CP) management can save you an additional $45,000 p/MW each year, and how to make it easy

Steve O’Neill, ERCOT Demand Response Manager
EnerNOC Inc., an Enel Group Company

Since joining EnerNOC in 2011, Steve has helped Texas organizations earn more than $40M in demand response revenue. In his role, Steve consults with institutional, commercial and industrial enterprises to find practical ways to increase demand response enrollments and maximize their earning potential. Prior to EnerNOC, Steve served as the Business Development Director for Consert, Inc., where he helped electric cooperatives, municipalities, and investment owned utilities implement intelligent load management solutions. Steve began his energy career at Microsoft Consulting as the Services Executive for TXU and Entergy. Steve earned his BBA in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.


Jason Hughes, Senior Energy Analyst
EnerNOC, Inc., an Enel Group Company

Jason joined EnerNOC in 2014 as a Senior Energy Analyst, providing market intelligence and analytics to support an annual book of $225M. In his role, Jason advises clients on market fundamentals and wholesale trends, regulated cost control, renewable energy integration, budgeting, position reporting, and risk management. Prior to joining EnerNOC, Jason spent 15 years in wholesale marketing, trading, and portfolio management at Constellation Energy where he actively hedged generation and load profiles from price risks for both spot and term commitments and traded forward financial contracts. Jason earned his BS in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.

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