What is Demand Response?

Demand Response programs provide an opportunity for commercial, institutional, and industrial organizations to earn payments for supporting the grid to maintain reliable electricity. When the demand for electricity approaches critical peak levels, the grid operator dispatches Enel X’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) which is made up of local organizations that have agreed to reduce energy usage during times of high demand. Program participants earn payments for agreeing to be on standby and for curtailing electricity consumption in response to high electricity demand.