Leggett & Platt chose Enel X as a DR partner because of its nationwide experience, DR expertise, and responsive on-site support.
First, Enel X helped Leggett & Platt find the best approach for each of its diverse facilities, according to their needs and the benefits of the program. “Enel X was well-versed on all of the nuances in various markets,” said Steve Elsea, director of energy services at Leggett & Platt.
Then, Enel X worked with Leggett & Platt to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of implementing DR at various facilities. Two facilities in Texas decided they would temporarily shut down elements of their production lines. its large Sterling, Illinois, facility temporarily stops production in a rod mill, delivering more than 11 MW of energy reduction—one of the largest DR reductions in the region. “When we needed detailed information to make decisions, we knew we could get it from Enel X,” said Elsea.