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Choose Smart Usage Rewards

If you're a commercial or industrial customer, you can enroll in our smart usage rewards programs and get paid to temporarily reduce your electric usage when requested by O&R.

Distribution Load Relief Program (DLRP)

2 Hour or Less Notification Program
Upon request, you'll reduce electric usage to help maintain system reliability in your community. You must be able to respond to these events from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. any day of the week.

Commercial System Relief Program (CSRP)

21 Hour Notification Program
Upon request, you'll reduce electric usage to provide load relief for O&R on the hottest days. You must be able to respond to these events Monday through Friday.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants must have a communicating interval meter.
  • Customers may be eligible to participate in both programs simultaneously.

Application Process

Enrollments will be accepted up to April 1 for a May 1 start date and up to May 1 for a June 1 start date.

We encourage you to apply through an Aggregator (PDF) If you are able to reduce by 50 kilowatts (kW) or more, you can also apply directly with Orange & Rockland.

Apply Through the Demand Response Portal

Smart Usage Rewards Payment Options

Smart Usage Rewards FAQ

Day Ahead Forecast

Peak Demand: 691 MW
( 44.7% of forecasted peak of 1545 MW)

Contact Demand Response

Find out which solution is best for your company. Contact Meridith Nierenberg.

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