Financing Backup Generator Upgrades with Demand Response Earnings

by | Jan 3, 2019

Large energy users with high-capacity backup generators, such as medical facilities and manufacturers, have long been a good fit for demand response programs, which pay those that can reduce demand when the grid is under duress. The ability to transition load onto backup generators means higher earnings without shutting down mission-critical equipment—providing valuable capacity to demand response programs while also providing participants new revenue and peace of mind that their assets can support their facilities’ load when needed.

In 2016, the introduction of new regulations required backup generators to meet strict emissions standards to participate in demand response. This meant that many of these organizations could no longer capitalize on this opportunity without upgrading their backup generator equipment. For the grid, this also meant less capacity available for demand response programs that helped to keep the lights on and energy prices stable.

Today, this environment creates an opportunity for organizations with backup generators. With the need for compliance and the promise of demand response earnings, large energy users have access to no-cost upgrade options that enable their backup generators to not only earn payments through demand response, but also operate more efficiently, reliably, and intelligently.

Join us on Wednesday, November 28, for a live 30-minute webinar that will discuss:

  • Why demand response providers are financing and implementing backup generator upgrades
  • How participating in demand response helps improve backup generator operations
  • Two case studies demonstrating the impact of generator upgrades for demand response participants

Regional Sales Manager, Flexibility Solutions
Enel X North America

Ms. Driscoll brings over 10 years of experience in the energy sector to her role as the Regional Sales Manager for Demand Response for the Eastern Region of North America. Her team is responsible for sales and customer management of Enel X’s commercial, industrial, and institutional demand response clients throughout Ontario, New England, New York, and Texas. As a passionate energy professional with extensive experience in flexibility solutions, software-enabled energy efficiency, energy procurement, and distributed energy resources, Ms. Driscoll specializes in connecting customers to innovative and financially compelling strategies for maximizing demand response participation. Her capabilities have been established through sourcing and managing over 150MW of demand response enrollment across North America, Europe, and APAC.

Prior to joining Enel X, Ms. Driscoll served in various positions with ICF International, where she supported both federal and state contracts for the ENERGY STAR® Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and English from the University of Virginia.

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