Smart Usage Rewards Payment Options

Both the 21 Hour and the 2 Hour Notification Programs have a Reservation Payment option and a Voluntary Participation option. You can choose one option in either or both programs.

Reservation Payment Option

Distribution Load Relief Program

Tier 1 Areas (ZIP codes not listed below): Receive $3 per kilowatt (kW) per month and $0.50 for each kWh that you've pledged to reduce during an event.

Tier 2 Areas*: Receive $5 per kW per month and $0.50 for each kWh that you’ve pledged to reduce during an event.

You'll receive additional payments for actual load reduced, and you'll receive payments regardless of whether O&R requests to reduce electrical usage.

Participation in a one-hour test event is required annually.

 

Commercial System Relief Program

Receive $3 per kW per month and $0.50 for each kWh that you've pledged to reduce during an event.

You'll receive additional payments for actual load reduced, and you'll receive payments regardless of whether O&R requests to reduce electrical usage.

Participation in a one-hour test event is required annually.

Voluntary Participation Option

 

Distribution Load Relief Program

Receive $1 for each kWh reduced only if O&R requests reduction. Participation in a test event is NOT required.

Commercial System Relief Program

Receive $1 for each kWh reduced only if O&R requests reduction. Participation in a test event is NOT required.

Requirements

  • Maintain an electric reduction for at least four hours during non-test events.
  • O&R may issue requests to reduce usage between May 1 and September 30 (the Capability Period).
  • Energy usage reduction during the test and all events is measured using the Customer Baseline Load procedure.
  • Customers or Aggregators wishing to lower the enrollment amount due to the implementation of energy efficiency measures must submit a Measurement & Verification report prepared in accordance with the International Performance & Measurement Protocol. More information will be provided once the rules are approved by the Public Service Commission on May 1, 2015.
  • Aggregators must have systems and processes in place to:
  • Respond to demand response events pursuant to notification through O&R's prescribed notification system
  • Ensure that enrolled customers respond to demand response events within demand response program specific time periods
  • Electronically submit enrollments to O&R using the enrollment system established and modified by O&R

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*DLRP Tier 2 Areas

Central Orange: 10926, 10930, 10950
Eastern Orange: 10928
Southeast Orange: 10918, 10990
Central Rockland: 10952, 10954, 10977
Southeast Rockland: 10913, 10960, 10962, 10964, 10976, 10983
Northeast Rockland: 10901, 10927, 10956, 10970, 10980, 10993