Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, will use EnerNOC’s DemandSMART comprehensive demand response application to participate in an Automated Demand Response program in Alberta, Canada. Johns Manville will participate by reducing energy use at its Innisfall, Alberta, manufacturing facility, joining other commercial and industrial customers moving to complete EnerNOC’s AutoDR commitments to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). Through EnerNOC’s advanced AutoDR technology, these loads can be dropped off the grid in a fraction of a second when called upon by AESO. By leveraging this AutoDR resource, AESO expects to be able to increase its ability to import electricity from other jurisdictions for increased reliability and competition in the Province.
The Alberta Electric System Operator designed the Load Shed Service for Imports Program (LSSi) to support higher electricity import levels on its interconnection with British Columbia. After a thorough proposal review process, AESO selected several load entities to participate in LSSi; however, EnerNOC is the only demand response provider in the program that aggregates Alberta businesses into a limited resource for AESO. EnerNOC provides all necessary hardware, manages dispatches, and compensates businesses for their participation. It also offers its DemandSMART demand response application to participants at no cost, so that they may manage their performance in real time.