Earn Payments for Reducing Energy Consumption Through Ameren Missouri’s Demand Response Program

Earn Payments for Reducing Energy Consumption Through Ameren Missouri’s Demand Response Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Ameren Missouri is partnering with Enel X to offer businesses and other organizations incentive payments for participating in a program to maintain a reliable and cost-effective electric grid. Energy consumers can earn payments for committing to reduce their energy consumption temporarily in response to periods of peak demand on the grid.

  • Maximize payments to your bottom line: Enel X manages your participation from start to finish, ensuring you earn the highest possible financial reward, even if there are no dispatches. Since 2003, our customers have earned more than $1B in payments.
  • Improve your facilities’ resilience: In addition to the payments, demand response participants also receive advanced notification of grid stability issues, enabling them to prepare proactively and protect their facilities from potential power outages.
  • Reduce energy costs: Avoid costly peak demand spikes, track energy usage trends over time, and spot opportunities to better manage energy costs with our demand response application.
  • Support your community: Your participation helps maintain reliable electricity in your community and can help mitigate the impact of increasing market prices on your energy bill.

Enel X makes participation easy. We take care of the complex details so you can stay focused on running your business.

  1. Our expert team will work with you to identify your energy reduction potential and create a strategy that delivers maximum value with minimum impact on your operations. We outline these measures in a detailed Energy Reduction Plan.
  2. In some cases, we install necessary metering devices at your facility to establish communication with our Network Operations Center (NOC), so we can monitor your energy consumption levels in real-time.
  3. Your site is then enrolled and ready to respond when a dispatch begins.
  4. Throughout the process, we fully manage enrollment, measurement, verification and payments on your behalf.
  • Notification: When Ameren Missouri anticipates the need for support, it dispatches the Enel X network into action. Enel X will notify you via email, phone or SMS, depending on your preferences, informing you when the dispatch will begin.
  • Response: At the start of the dispatch, your facility will reduce its electricity usage according to your predetermined Energy Reduction Plan—either manually, or automatically through the NOC.
  • Support: Before, during and after a dispatch, the NOC remains in communication with your facility. Our staff is available 24x7x365, supporting you to ensure that you achieve the highest possible levels of performance and payments.

Enel X has extensive experience creating reduction strategies that work within the operational limitations of a wide variety of facilities, including cold storage, manufacturing, food processing, schools and universities, malls, retail, office buildings and more.

Common reduction examples include:

  • Reduce non-essential lighting
  • Adjust HVAC equipment
  • Dial back pumps
  • Change settings in industrial freezers or other refrigeration
  • Modify manufacturing processes
  • Start up properly-permitted back-up generation

Our customers often facilitate dispatch participation by simply shifting many of their energy-intensive processes by a few hours. Ask us about our experience working with customers like you.

Our experts are standing by to speak with you about your organization’s DR opportunity. Submit your information here and we’ll get started.

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