Learn How Farmers Electric Nearly Doubled Their Total Demand Savings

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:

  • Utilized enhanced dispatching capabilities to increase the number of demand events possible
  • Expanded their demand response program from summer only to a year-round program
  • Minimized post-demand event snapback through strategic dispatching

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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.

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The solution: Call shorter demand response events, to enable multiple "peaks" throughout the day.

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The results: Multiple small events can capture savings from both a critical peak and avoid costs from the volatile wholesale market.