Ameren Missouri, a utility serving approximately 1.2 million electricity customers across 64 Missouri counties, recently announced a new demand response program that will provide incentives for corporate and industrial customers to reduce consumption from the grid during peak periods.
The utility will work with Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, to deliver 100 MW of demand response resources from the utility’s C&I customers for the 2019 – 2021 program period, with delivery periods running May to September each year. Under the terms of the agreement, Enel X will exclusively manage Ameren Missouri’s entire C&I demand response portfolio, helping to reduce demand on the grid during peak load times.
The program will recruit participants from different industrial sectors in the utility’s territory and manage the portfolio of C&I demand response resources. In addition to the C&I demand response program, Ameren Missouri offers financial incentives to C&I customers for energy efficiency projects through its BizSavers Program. This partnership supports the utility’s commitment to the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA), which encourages electric utilities to develop and implement energy efficiency and demand response programs in the state.
Customers participating in the C&I demand response program can earn payments for committing to reduce their electricity consumption temporarily when demand on the system is highest. Enel X enables customers to track and adjust their energy usage to avoid costly peak demand charges and reduce overall energy expenses. During a demand response dispatch, Enel X’s customer platform, available from PC and mobile devices, allows participants to monitor their consumption in real-time and view earnings in detail wherever they are.
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