Demand Response Program

Sign up to reduce energy demand during high load periods or emergencies and receive a monthly payment.

By contracting to reduce usage during periods of high demand, Tennessee business owners can help ensure a reliable supply of power and help reduce Appalachian Power's need to purchase power and build new power plants. Oftentimes, necessary reductions can be accomplished if customers curtail their use of nonessential equipment, such as lighting or air conditioning, which allows businesses to continue their normal business operations. Customers can decide the amount of usage to enroll in the programs.

Peak Shaving Demand Response Rider

Under the PSDR program, customers will be paid for agreeing to reduce usage up to a maximum of 10 times for 6 consecutive hours or less during the months of December through March only. Customers are given as much notice as possible but will not be given less than 90 minutes notice that usage should be reduced.

Read details about the Peak Shaving Demand Response Service Rider.

Peak Shaving and Emergency Demand Response Rider

The PSEDR program is a year-round program, under which customers will be paid for agreeing to reduce usage a maximum of 20 times of 6 consecutive hours or less over the course of a year. Customers are given as much notice as possible but will not be given less than 90 minutes notice that usage should be reduced. Because of the higher number of possible curtailments, customers will be paid a higher amount than they would under the PSDR program.

Read details about the Peak Shaving and Emergency Demand Response Service Rider.

If you would like to see if your business could benefit from one of these programs, simply contact Appalachian Power at 1-888-710-4237 or at the email address below. An Appalachian Power Customer Service Representative will work with you to verify: (1) that your business is eligible to participate; (2) your understanding of the program and how it works; (3) that appropriate metering and communications equipment is installed before participation in the program can begin; and (4) that appropriate contracts are signed between your business and Appalachian Power.

Appalachian Power Company is now accepting applications for the PSEDR program

If you are interested, please email your contact information and account number to drapcotn@aep.com.

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