What is it, exactly, that causes temporary disturbances in our power grid from time-to-time (think brownouts, blackouts and rolling outages)? It all goes back to the basic principles of supply and demand.
Demand response refers to spikes in consumer usage that result in the potential for power overload on the grid. Think of those hot summer days when the temps reach triple digits, or the cold winter nights that have you homebound just to stay warm. Depending on the native grid and the ever-fluctuating whether patterns, sometimes supply and demand gets out of balance.
Is there anything that can be done to bring the balance back? Absolutely!
Demand response strategies can be designated between you and your energy company in either a proactive or automated fashion. And not only do they help stabilize the grid, you get paid for both participation and performance!
Win, win, right?!
Contact a representative today and see what your demand response strategy looks like!