Load Management

The TNMP Peak Load Management Pilot SOP invites commercial class customers (including governmental, non-profit, and institutional customers) receiving distribution-level service to provide on-call, voluntary curtailment of electric consumption during peak demand periods in return for incentive payments. TNMP is offering payments of $40/kW for the average demand reduction delivered by participating customers, who will receive notice of the planned event at least 30 minutes before they must reduce load. Incentive payments are based on verified delivery of demand savings through TNMP analysis of billing data. Customers are not required to produce a specific level of curtailed load; however, customers will only receive payment for the amount of load curtailed.

TNMP customers can participate in this program by either self-sponsoring or by working through a third party project sponsor: the project sponsor is simply the entity that signs up to deliver a given amount of load reduction. A project sponsor may accomplish this by offering load at a single location or by combining multiple locations. However, an individual location (Project Site) should be capable of delivering 100 kW of load reduction. Project Sponsors can participate in this project through a Five-Step Process described in detail in the Program Manual, which can be accessed by following the program manual link at the top of this page. The five steps are (1) Application, (2) Contracting, (3) Performance (4) Measurement and Verification, and (5) Payment of Incentives to the Project Sponsor.

The main goals of the Load Management SOP are to reduce summer peak demand in the TNMP service territory in a cost-effective manner and to help TNMP reach the demand savings goals established by the legislature and PUCT regulations.

Pricing

The following standard incentives rates are applied to the verified peak demand savings achieved through curtailments:

Payment Rate Date Paid
Scheduled Event Incentive $15 July 31
Performance Incentive $25 October 31


The scheduled event incentive is paid based on the kW demand reduction delivered during the scheduled test curtailment event in early June. The performance incentive is paid on the average of delivered kW demand reduction across all unscheduled events.
TNMP is administering this program through an online program tracking system, which can be found by following this link: http://ecurtail.com/tnmp/Login/Login.aspx.

The complete Program Manual provides detailed information. For answers to specific questions about your facility, contact Stefani Case at 469-484-8590, or by email at Stefani.Case@tnmp.com.
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