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Demand Response (DR) | Demand Side Response (DSR)

Demand Response (DR)

Transform your energy-consuming and generating assets from a recurring cost to a recurring revenue stream by participating in demand response programs with world-class demand side energy management tools and resources.

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Demand response programs enable organizations to earn revenue from Independent System Operators (ISOs) and utilities across North America by reducing or shifting their energy consumption to help balance the grid. Demand response services provided by demand response companies like Centrica Business Solutions can help your organization identify flexibility in your operations that can participate in DR, enabling you to maximize value from your energy infrastructure.

Get the most value out of the flexibility in the energy your organization uses, generates, and stores by leveraging our unrivaled technology for demand side energy management in combination with our deep market expertise. Combine DR with the power of real-time energy data for precise curtailment planning that maximizes revenue opportunity and minimizes risk of nonperformance. Participate in advanced DR markets with our automation tools, and use on-site Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to support your curtailment without interruption to your operations.

Turn your energy from a cost to an asset

Learn about the advantages of demand response.
Watch our video and see how our demand response services and demand side energy management tools enable you to tap into energy-consuming and generating assets and take advantage of the most revenue-generating opportunities from your energy infrastructure.

How can demand response benefit my organization?

  • Add a revenue stream by reducing consumption during periods of peak demand from the grid to support grid flexibility.
  • Minimize risk and view curtailment in real-time with energy insights and our desktop/mobile app, PowerRadarTM.
  • Access more energy markets with our automated, advanced DR solution to access lucrative markets requiring fast response.
Average revenue per MW per year for a large business customer
Access to your curtailment planning and performance data anytime, from anywhere, with PowerRadar
Device-level Panoramic Power™ wireless sensors included in our Pro offering, bringing you real-time data
Discover how energy load management can power your sustainable growth.
How does demand response work?
How demand response works: step 1
1. Sensor installation

Our non-invasive, self-powered Panoramic Power sensors are easily installed on your devices and will track the energy usage of the specific device, equipment or process, preparing you for DR.

How demand response works: step 2
2. Data analysis

Data collected from the sensors is transmitted in real time to our energy management platform, PowerRadar. Real-time data enables more effective curtailment planning and identification of appropriate assets to participate in DR.

How demand response works: step 3
3. Event occurrence

When a request is received from the grid, your planned energy curtailment is visualized in PowerRadar, enabling you to adjust your usage. Changes in demand are viewable in PowerRadar to ensure you are meeting your commitment.

Why choose Centrica Business Solutions for demand response?

  • Identify flexibility, plan and execute precise curtailment using our energy insights and PowerRadar technology.
  • Fully-managed demand response services that simplify inherent DR market complexity.
  • Unparalleled experience demonstrated through our global presence, long-term relationships, unrivaled technology, and dedicated in-house team.
  • Deep market expertise and top-tier customer experience to identify the most revenue-generating opportunities for energy.
  • Ongoing support provided by our dedicated Demand Response Operations team.
4 ISOs
Access across 4 ISOs in North America
10 yrs
Our proven track record in DR markets
Total DR load under management in North America

Complete planning and performance visibility with PowerRadar

Learn more about our industry-leading demand side energy management software that brings the intelligence and visibility you need to understand and analyze your entire energy infrastructure – and maximizes your demand response program.

Demand response resources
Demand response brochure
Maximize your energy infrastructure
Download our overview brochure to learn how our demand response services help your organization unlock the most value from your energy infrastructure by transforming your energy-consuming and generating assets into a revenue stream – just for being flexible with how your organization uses energy from the grid.

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