Virginia's Demand Response Program Reduces Energy Use

Oct. 6, 2011
Agencies in Virginia's demand response program make money when they reduce energy use.Read more...

For the last three years, Virginia state and local government agencies have been participating in a demand response program that pays them money to reduce their energy use during times of peak electricity demand. Last year, the program generated nearly $3.2 million total for 75 participating state and local agencies.

In September 2007, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) contracted with Campbell, Calif.-based EnergyConnect to offer integrated demand response services on a performance basis with no set up costs to the state. The company coordinates with Valley Forge, Pa.-based PJM....

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