US demand response provider EnerNOC has signed a new 10-year contract with PacifiCorp to deliver approximately 185 MW of reduction capability in Idaho and Utah, with the potential to expand into additional states in the future.
PacifiCorp is a leading utility serving approximately 1.7 million customers in six Western states, providing electric service in Idaho and Utah as Rocky Mountain Power. This contract represents one of the largest outsourced demand response programs in North America and EnerNOC’s largest single contract in the agricultural sector.
Through this EnerNOC Utility Solutions contract, EnerNOC will provide PacifiCorp with the ability to automatically dispatch approximately 185 MW of agricultural demand response capacity directly from the EnerNOC Utility Portal and to view real-time asset- and portfolio-level performance data.
EnerNOC’s demand response solution will collect real-time energy interval and irrigation pump status data across every farm in the network. This data will be continuously streamed to EnerNOC’s Network Operations Center (NOC), where it will be monitored to ensure capacity availability and performance against PacifiCorp’s target.
As the contract commences this summer, participating agricultural customers will access their real-time energy data through EnerNOC’s DemandSMART cloud-based demand response application, and will be paid for their electric reduction capability.