Smart Usage Rewards for Reducing Electric Demand
How It Works
By curbing your electric usage during high-demand periods, you’ll help maintain system reliability in your community. By curbing your electric usage during high-demand periods, you’ll help maintain system reliability in your community. Residential customers and small businesses may participate in our Smart Thermostat program.
For every 100 kW (kilowatts) you pledge to reduce, you’ll be able to earn up to $18,000 a year.
Participate by enrolling in programs that alert you to reduce your usage in advance.
- 21 Hour Notifications - Commercial System Relief Program (CSRP)
- 2 Hour or Less Notifications - Distribution Load Relief Program (DLRP)
See common strategies for how you can participate.
How to Apply
You can apply through a participating aggregator. If you can pledge 50 kW or more in our programs, you can find out if you’re eligible by emailing us directly. If you are, you’ll need to complete and return the Demand Response Application Form.
Reservation Payment Option
When you enroll in the Reservation Payment option, you’ll receive monthly payments based on the amount of kW you’ve pledged to reduce upon request, plus additional payments for actual kWh reduced. You’ll receive payments regardless of whether Con Edison requests to reduce electrical usage. Different parts of the city have different needs. As a result, our programs pay different rates for load relief in different networks and boroughs.
|Con Edison Demand Response Reservation Option Incentives|
|Program||Hours of Notification before Event||Monthly Reservation Payment Rate||Performance Payment Rate During DR Events|
|2 Hour Notification Program (DLRP)||2 hours||Tier 1 Networks: $18 / kW / month
Tier 2 Networks: $25 / kW / month
|$1 / kWh|
|21 Hour Notification Program (CSRP)||21 Hours||Staten Island and Westchester: $6 / kW / month
Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens: $18 / kW / month
|$1 / kWh|
See an example of how much you can make by participating.
|Reservation Payment Option Enrollment Deadlines|
|Program||Hours of Notification before Event||Application Deadline||Start Date||End Date|
|2 Hour Notification Program (DLRP)||2 hours||April 1
|21 Hour Notification Program (CSRP)||21 Hours||April 1
- Review the Program Guidelines.
- You must have a communicating interval meter. Upgrade to a billing interval meter.
- We require interval data to calculate your customer baseline.
- Review the technical details in the Rider T Tariff (page 333).
Aggregators must have systems and processes to:
- Respond to Smart Usage Rewards (also known as Demand Response) events pursuant to notification through Con Edison’s prescribed notification system.
- Ensure that enrolled customers respond to events within the required time periods. View history of past events.
- Electronically submit enrollments to Con Edison using the enrollment system.
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