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About Peak Load Management

NYPA's Peak Load Management (PLM) program is designed to provide system reliability in times of need, and includes a portfolio of demand response options.

These options incorporate the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)-sponsored programs including the Special Case Resources and Emergency Demand Response programs.  

Through participation in demand response programs, you are helping to contribute to the reliability of the New York State electricity grid. In addition, you get paid for your efforts, while also getting the opportunity to review, practice and perfect your emergency response processes with the grid providing back-up.

Facility loads can be curtailed by operating on-site generation or by reducing discretionary usage, or a combination of both.

Program Growth:

  • The program has grown from 11 participating facilities in our first year to 144 facilities in 2012.
  • The number of customers participating in PLM has increased from 8 in 2000 to 276 in 2012.
  • Since the PLM program's inception, the load relief offered has increased from 16.9 MW in NYC to 543.5 MW statewide.


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