Demand Side Management
Utility companies have always managed the supply of energy - making sure enough electricity is available to match customer demand at any given time. Utilities are also now actively trying to manage the demand side of this equation. Demand side management (DSM) programs help reduce customer demand for electricity. Using less electricity when demand is high (like on a hot summer day) can mean fewer new power plants and a smaller electric distribution system which saves money and improves the environment.
Based on forecasted demand, Lime Energy’s utility offer targeted DSM Programs to small businesses that help them use less energy by installing or upgrading to energy efficient equipment. This allows the utility to delay the need for expensive equipment upgrades or new power generation and in turn, provides multiple benefits to business owners including lower energy bills, improved equipment reliability, reduced maintenance costs and better overall indoor space quality. Energy efficiency is also a smart way to help the environment since using less energy contributes to fewer air pollutants, preserves natural resources and promotes the use of domestic energy sources.