Farmers Electric Cooperative recently evaluated its thermostat demand response program and began looking for opportunities to increase the program’s value. Using Virtual Peaker Shift DERMS Suite, Farmers Electric:
The challenge: Device and program restrictions limited the ability to react to increasing volatility in the ERCOT market, and miss reduction savings from the wholesale market.
The solution: Call shorter demand response events, to enable multiple "peaks" throughout the day.
The results: Multiple small events can capture savings from both a critical peak and avoid costs from the volatile wholesale market.