Monday, 28 July 2008

State of Rhode Island focuses on New England's energy resources

The State of Rhode Island has entered into a five-year contract with EnerNOC, Inc. The development is being described as a positive one in Rhode Island's broader mission to promote environmentally responsible energy policies.

As per the contract, EnerNOC, a developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, will manage demand response capacity from city, town and government-related buildings into the Independent System Operator of New England, Inc. (ISO-NE) market.

Under the contract terms, individual government buildings can enroll in EnerNOC's technology-enabled demand response network. Each site will be paid for agreeing to reduce non-essential electricity consumption during periods of peak demand. In addition, each participating site will gain basic access to EnerNOC's PowerTrak energy management platform, which enables users to view and analyse their energy consumption data in near real-time and measure efficiency gains.

The pact will also result in a revenue stream for the State that can be used to fund other government programmes.

"As Rhode Island is facing skyrocketing energy costs and consumers are being asked to pay more for electricity, reducing non-essential consumption is an important component of our commitment to support reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable energy solutions," said Governor Donald L. Carcieiri.

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