Increase Auto-DR resources by administering equipment incentives to enroll reliably performing customers that participate in DR with automation controls.
Our Auto-DR Program provides incentives and technical assistance to commercial, agricultural, industrial and institutional customers investing in energy management equipment and controls that enable Auto-DR. The incentive can pay up to 100% of customers’ project costs.
Transparent Program Design
The concept and practice of Auto-DR is foreign to most manufacturers, utility sales representatives, installers and customers. The Auto-DR Program has adopted the OpenADR standard so that manufacturers understand program communication requirements.
Enhancing the Customer Experience
Our Auto-DR Program aligns with customers’ goals by including integrated energy efficiency and Auto-DR projects. This allows us to provide unbiased and technically-sound support to help customers understand what loads can be controlled in an automated fashion, streamlining their program experiences.
Enrolling Quality kW Load Shed
To ensure utilities experience quality kW load shed by ongoing customer participation, we thoroughly screen customers to understand their businesses and interest in Auto-DR, to explain how they can use controls to provide other benefits, and to make sure their commitments are not too aggressive.
Integrating Energy Efficiency and Auto-DR
Our experience integrating energy efficiency and Auto-DR has highlighted the need for a truly integrated utility rebate program, with integrated objectives, incentives and processes. Such a program would be responsive to technologies as they are introduced in the market and promote the breadth of enabled benefits.
Curtailable Load: 14 MW paid during program to date