Enbala has a strong technology offering that could be used in the future to help integrate distributed energy resources including controllable load, batteries, distributed generation, smart inverters and electric vehicles.”
May 10, 2017
Enbala Power Networks has been selected by Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to administer the utility’s Peak Saver demand response program beginning in 2018, pending New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission approval.
As the state’s largest electricity provider, PNM services more than 500,000 residential and business customers. It has a well-established base of demand response (DR) resources that the company has used since 2008, and its Peak Saver load management program is one of the two key components. Designed to help large commercial and industrial (C&I) customers reduce the amount of energy they require during peak demand periods, the Peak Saver program is dispatched during the hottest days of the year, and participants are paid an annual incentive based on the amount of peak demand managed by the program.
Beginning in 2018, Enbala has been selected to manage the existing 15 MWs currently under control and to market the Peak Saver DR program to add additional capacity. Enbala will be responsible for building and operating a direct load control system that provides PNM with the ability to achieve contracted load reductions through control of end-use equipment at participating businesses. Enbala responsibilities include marketing, installing load control equipment, data collection and analyses required for validating the contract capacity.
According to the PNM Application for Approval of 2018 Electric Energy Efficiency and Load Management Program Plan, one of the objectives of the contract with Enbala is to, “Update the existing…