MISO Demand Response Programs in Ameren, Illinois
Offset rising capacity prices by earning revenue for using less energy, achieve your ESG goals, and help make your community more sustainable. CPower can show you how to do it all with demand response.
In April 2022, MISO announced capacity shortfalls across of the northern portion of territory, resulting from both generation retirements and increasing peak demand which caused capacity pricing to spike.
As a result, greater reliance on imports from neighboring regions and emergency operations will be needed to maintain reliability in the face of potential power shortages.
While not all customers may be exposed to these high prices, participation in MISO’s demand response programs can help organizations offset them while providing MISO with the resources necessary to maintain reliable grid operations.
Read Our Latest White Paper
Exercising Existing Rights to Regulate Demand Response in the Midwest While Safeguarding Local Jurisdiction:
A Guide for State Regulatory Commissions, Electric Cooperatives and Municipal Electric Utilities
Compared to wholesale electricity markets in North America and throughout the world, there is dramatically lower participation from Aggregators of Retail Customers (ARCs) (also known as DR/DER Aggregators), in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) market regions. Midwestern regulators, electric cooperatives and municipal electric utilities have long been concerned about whether and to what extent they could regulate ARCs and whether ARC activities would conflict with utility resource planning activities or otherwise interfere with rate regulation and unfairly shift costs to other ratepayers.
Several state commissions, electric cooperatives and municipal electric utilities have expressed an interest in promoting new ways to stabilize the grid amidst tightening reserve margins and mounting needs for flexible resources and lower costs. In this whitepaper, CPower’s experts provide a helpful framework for how Midwestern state regulators can facilitate the benefits that ARCs offer to increase demand response participation, while also addressing the basis for state regulation of ARCs and regulators’ primary concerns.
Readers will learn how to:
- Harness additional flexibility through load management
- Enable ARCs while maintaining regulatory oversight
- Utilize ARC-provided DR to meet Resource Adequacy needs
- Prepare for future grid needs and services
Download this whitepaper to learn more about state regulation of ARCs in the Midwest, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss it further.
Increase Sustainability Profile
By participating in demand response, organizations in the MISO territory are effectively reducing their carbon footprint by helping the electric grid stay balanced without having to burn fossil fuels to produce electricity.
CPower can help organizations track how much carbon dioxide pollution their facility is helping the grid avoid by participating in demand response.
Who is eligible to participate?
Demand response participation is open to industrial, healthcare, government, education, and other commercial sectors in the MISO territory.
CPower’s team of engineers can assess your facilities to determine how to help your organization optimize your demand response participation and maximize your earnings.
What is Demand Response?
Sometimes, the demand for energy outpaces the grid’s ability to supply it, causing brownouts or blackouts.
Instead of producing more energy at great expense to consumers and the environment, the grid operator can offset the imbalance by reducing the amount of electricity being consumed when demand exceeds supply.
That’s demand response, and it can be very financially rewarding for organizations like yours.
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