In 2020, demand response programs were more crucial than ever in helping to ensure a stable, reliable grid. And during this unprecedented year, many businesses we work with went above and beyond in their demand response curtailment, making localized energy reduction contributions as a demand-side resource for the energy grid, and supporting sustainability and their local communities.
We’ve honored customers with awards for their performance—together, our 2020 award winners curtailed more than 1.5 gigawatts of energy demand when the grid needed it most. Our awards spanned markets across Alberta, California, Ontario, New York, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, New England, and Texas. Below, we highlight a few of our Sustainable Footprint Award winners.
Sustainable Footprint Award
The Sustainable Footprint Award honors customers’ commitment to grid stability and energy flexibility wherever they operate, as demonstrated by enrollment in six or more demand response programs throughout the US and Canada. Demand response not only helps grid reliability, it helps boost the grid’s sustainability by providing a renewable, cost-effective solution to peaks in energy demand. Recipients of the Sustainable Footprint Award include:
Altium Packaging, one of the largest plastic container companies and suppliers of rigid plastic packaging in North America, supports demand response programs across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, including New Jersey, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania, New England, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Ontario.
For almost 120 years, Americold has been the world’s largest publicly-traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of temperature-controlled warehouses. In addition to being an integral component of the food supply chain, Americold supports local energy demand response programs in Tennessee, California, New England, Missouri, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and Virginia.
Beacon Capital Partners is a tenant-focused private real estate investment firm. In their 75-year history, they have seen major success in development, ownership, and management of real estate. They supported their local grid through demand response programs in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Boston.
With more than 290 global locations, Berry Global, a provider of plastic packaging and protective solutions, serves a broad range of markets and customer needs. Berry Global also serves the communities in which they operate, supporting demand response in Ontario, Texas, New England, Arizona, New York, California, and the Midwest.
Boston Properties is the largest publicly-held developer and owner of Class A office properties in the United States, concentrated in five markets – Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC. These markets also happen to benefit greatly from Boston Properties’ support of local demand response programs, which support a sustainable supply of energy for the broader community.
Lineage is the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider. Lineage is also a strong supporter of energy flexibility, enrolled in demand response programs in Texas, New England, Pennsylvania and Illinois, that support grid reliability in local communities.
Reyes Holdings is a family-owned and operated global leader in the production and distribution of food and beverage products. One of the largest privately held companies in America, Reyes Holdings also leverages its footprint to provide grid support to communities in California, New England, Texas, Virginia, and across the Midwest.
RRD is a leading global provider of marketing and business communications. In addition to leveraging their global expertise to help clients optimize connections across the full customer journey, RRD leverages its footprint to support demand response programs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut, Texas and Ontario.
United States Cold Storage is driven to advance, innovate, and serve companies seeking the best service, facilities, and logistics in the cold chain industry, with deep commitments to safety and sustainability. Demand response is one component of this commitment, and USCS supports demand response programs in California, Delaware, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Tennessee.
Waste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America, providing services throughout the United States and Canada. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides collection, transfer, disposal, recycling and resource recovery services. It is also a leading developer, operator, and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. They participate in a wide variety of demand response programs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, New England, Tennessee, Florida and the Midwest.