CITY DEMAND RESPONSE
The Demand Response Program is the co-ordinated reduction of electricity demand by City end-users to balance province-wide demand and supply capabilities during periods when electricity supply is constrained, as determined by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
Financial incentives are available to Ontario electricity end-users for the reduction of electricity demand involving the curtailment of non-essential loads and the availability of generators. The Program ends December 31st, 2014.
The Demand Response Program is a revenue generating initiative and an opportunity to use existing assets to create a new net revenue stream at no cost and no risk to the City. Participation in the program could have a positive impact on the City’s Agencies, Boards, Commissions, Corporations and Divisions (ABCCDs) capital and operating budgets.
In addition to the new revenue streams, participants will gain significant savings in their utility bills, which will continue for the life cycle of the equipment even after the end of Demand Response Program.
City of Toronto’s Agencies, Boards, Commissions, Corporations and Divisions.
Benefits to the City of Toronto
- Existing assets create new net revenue stream.
- A new net revenue stream at no cost.
- Positive impact on capital and operating budgets.
- No risk associated with participation
- No investment necessary.
The City of Toronto has engaged Rodan Energy Solutions for Demand Response Aggregation services through an RFP process. Rodan is a leading smart grid services provider delivering integrated energy solutions to electricity consumers, distributors and power producers in Ontario. The company also has a proven and sound record of successful achievement in Demand Response and Energy Management
Frequently Enrolled Electrical loads
- Buildings Automation Systems
Revenue and Payments
Potential revenue to the participant:
- Availability payment paid in four installments each year.
- Utilization payment of the contracted curtailment load upon a DR event (Average of 10-20 events per year, 4 hours per event).
Questions? Please contact:
Metro Hall, 2nd floor
55 John Street-
Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6
General Information Tel: 416-392-1500