Kevin R. Evans, President and CEO of EnergyConnect, explains, “Act 129 creates additional financial incentives for reducing load when it makes the most sense for customers and the grid. Deploying our GridConnect technology to inform and motivate participants, EnergyConnect will leverage its resources to provide West Penn Power with a cost effective, customer-centric solution to peak demand reduction. Transparent access to energy pricing information, translated into a value proposition that resonates with customers, is critical to facilitating demand response participation and reinforcing continued engagement, so everyone benefits.”
PJM, the largest centrally dispatched grid in the world, is the leading regional transmission organization in North America, spanning 13 states and the District of Columbia. EnergyConnect says its price-based demand response software facilitates combined participation in West Penn Power and PJM’s economic programs, “providing electricity users with actionable information and insight to motivate them to participate in demand response more frequently. The GridConnect unified web-based portal also will enable customers to easily view and track Act 129 earnings, PJM payments and electricity bill savings within the same dashboard.”
EnergyConnect delivers Demand Response technologies and services to commercial, institutional, and industrial consumers, enabling them to manage their electricity consumption in response to market prices or regional power shortages. EnergyConnect’s GridConnect technology platform provides a scalable, cost-effective, clean technology to enhance the grid’s efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit www.energyconnectinc.com.