EnergyConnect, a provider of smart grid demand response services and technologies, has won a multi-year contract to provide integrated demand response services for the California State University (CSU) system that is spread over 23 campuses.

The company said its demand response programs will enable the CSU campuses to reduce energy use during times of peak demand or high energy prices.

CSU Chancellor’s Office chief of plant, energy and utilities Len Pettis said that partnering with companies like EnergyConnect allows CSU to realize increased earnings and savings by proactively and sensibly managing its electricity consumption.

EnergyConnect president and CEO Kevin Evans said that this new partnership has the potential to increase the CSU’s energy savings and earnings while helping to enhance the reliability of California’s power grid.