The Megawatt Hour- Energy Management – Energy Information

We were just reviewing demand response histories at various ISOs.

In New York in the last 18 months there has been one EDRP/SCR (demand response) event… guess what day that event occurred? Winter… January 7, 2014. Prior to last Winter, there were EDRP/SCR (demand response) events annually in July, usually over a one week period.

This information is illustrative of the fact that costs are peaking in the Winter months (this began last year and persists so far this year), and, of course, that last Summer was very cool.

Bottom line for businesses: It is important to understand when the market peaks so that you know what drives your costs and how best to manage those costs.