Energy Efficiency

Demand response programs

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Day ahead peak demand forecast

The forecasted system peak load will be available starting May 1, 2014.

CSRP planned events will be called if the day ahead forecast is 96% (or greater) of the forecasted summer peak demand.

This information is only for Con Edison's Demand Response programs

Your business may also be eligible for additional demand response programs offered by the New York Independent System Operator.

Demand response / 2 Hour or Less Notification Program

Distribution Load Relief Program (DLRP) Details

Participating customers receive notice to start reducing electrical usage two hours or less in advance.

The DLRP has a Reservation Payment option and a Voluntary Participation option.

DLRP Reservation Payment Option

Customers who enroll in a Reservation Payment option will receive monthly payments based on the amount of energy they have pledged to reduce upon request. These customers receive additional payments for actual load reduced. These customers receive payments regardless of whether Con Edison requests to reduce electrical usage.

Customers in the Reservation Payments option will receive a $3.00 per kW per month and $.50 for each kWh that is reduced during an event if they are located in a Tier 1 network. Customers located in Tier 2 networks will receive $6 per kW per month and $.50 for each kWh that is reduced during an event. Contact us to determine the network tier of your building.

Reservation Payment participants are required to participate in a one hour test event every year. Historically, most participating customers have not been requested to reduce usage at any other time under DLRP. Customers requested to reduce usage for non-test event are expected to maintain reduced usage for at least 5 hours.

DLRP Voluntary Participation Option

Customers enrolled in Voluntary Participation option only receive payments if Con Edison requests and they reduce energy.

Customers enrolled in this option are not required to reduce when requested. These customers receive $.50 for each kWh reduced. Con Edison has issued requests to reduce usage to these customers on the average less than one time per year. Customers requested to reduce usage are expected to maintain reduced usage for at least 5 hours.

DLRP Rules

Con Edison may issue requests to reduce usage any day between May 1 and October 31.

Energy usage reduction is measured using Con Edison's Customer Baseline Load procedure.

Enrollments for Distribution Load Relief Program (DLRP) will be accepted up to April 1st for the current year. This deadline extends up to June 1st for customers who did not have a communicating Billing Interval Meter up to April 1st.

For more information about DLRP, read through the Con Edison Service Classification Rider U.

Apply Now

We encourage you to apply through a participating Aggregator. If you are able to reduce 50 kW or more, you can also apply directly with Con Edison by submitting an Individual Application.

Aggregator Application is for aggregators who wish to apply on the behalf of their customers.