Since 2014, the Javits Center has been working with NuEnergen to participate in three distinct demand response programs. As a result, the Javits Center has generated more than $1.7MM in additional savings.
The Javits Center is tied into an aging electrical grid, and it is imperative that every electrical customer reduces consumption during days where there is high electrical demand. Days of high demand are often during the summer cooling degree days when many consumers are using air conditioning. When the grid is under duress, it triggers a demand response event - a voluntary reduction of energy for which users are compensated for kWh reduced below their pre-determined enrollment goal. As a large facility, a minor reduction in consumption can have a major impact on grid power demand and lead to additional cost savings.