CPower reports more than 12,000 MWh of customer-powered distributed energy resources helped the grid through a record summer

As NERC anticipates possible supply shortages this winter, CPower prepares 6.3 GW of capacity to avoid blackouts

BALTIMORE, November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the national leader in unleashing the power of distributed energy resources (DER) customers, CPower Energy (“Power“) announced that it had sent more than 12,000 MWh of customer-powered DER to help the network during last summer’s record heat waves across the country. This total occurred during 529 events distinct when CPower customers were called upon to assist the network.

“Demand response has proven itself time and time again in extreme weather conditions: last summer we saw how customer-powered DERs can save the grid during record-breaking heat waves across the country,” said John Horton, President and CEO, CPower. “CPower was created to help handle extreme peaks when the grid needs capacity the most, and with local power from more than 17,000 commercial and industrial sites across the country, our customers are ready to provide support. As summer continues to be the peak demand season, leveraging DERs for grid defense becomes even more essential during increasingly common winter events.”

In 2021, the communities of Texas suffered during Winter Storm Uri because the lack of available energy resources led the state network operator, ERCOT, to order power cuts. DERs were dispatched during the event, saving the network from outages that would otherwise have lasted for weeks.

The outlook for this winter also predicts possible capacity shortfalls in various regions in the event of extreme cold, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). With approximately 6.3 GW of DER capacity, more than any other player in the United States, CPower offers its customers solutions to contribute to the reliability of the network.

“We need to plan the grid assuming this winter will be the coldest on record. Any market that needs energy resources should look to demand response now to make additional capacity available when needed,” Horton continued. . “Corporate local energy assets offer a real solution to grid challenges today and will become even more critical to enabling a flexible, clean and reliable energy future.”

For more information on how commercial and industrial businesses can receive energy incentives to help the grid, visit: https://cpowerenergymanagement.com/contact/.

About CPower Energy Management

CPower Energy Management is the nation’s leading energy solutions provider guiding customers toward a clean and reliable energy future. We manage approximately 6.3 GW of capacity across the United States, forming virtual power plants that are good for the grid and great for the community. CPower maximizes the value of our customers’ electrical loads, plant assets and distributed energy resources while providing flexibility, capacity and other ancillary services to the grid. With over two decades of experience, we’ve grown to deliver over 60 local energy programs, partnering with grid operators and utilities to serve over 17,000 sites, delivering approximately 286,000 metric tons of CO2 reductions in 2021 alone. CPower is based in Baltimore, Maryland and is owned by LS Power, a development, investment and operating company focused on the power and energy infrastructure sector. For more information visit: www.cpowerenergymanagement.com.

SOURCE CPower Power Management