EnerNOC, Inc. (EnerNOC), a developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, has announced that the City of Boston has joined its demand response network. The city will receive regular payments from EnerNOC in exchange for agreeing to reduce non-essential electricity usage during periods of peak demand. City Hall, the Boston Public Library, and the Boston Police Headquarters will be among the first city buildings to be enrolled.
Under the terms of this contract, city managers will also get free basic access to EnerNOC’s PowerTrak energy management software, which will enable them to identify additional cost-saving opportunities through better energy management at City facilities.
“The City of Boston is a hub of clean tech innovation, and EnerNOC is a shining example of Boston-based companies that are making an impact on the way the world uses energy. Demand response allows the City to implement smart energy saving measures and make an immediate contribution to the overall reliability of our region’s electric power grid. This is a win-win strategy that puts dollars back into our budget,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
By selecting EnerNOC, the City of Boston is helping to keep electricity rates low for everyone in New England, while creating local green jobs and strengthening the Commonwealth’s position as a driver of the clean technology industry, said Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNOC. In these challenging economic times, EnerNOC continues to deliver energy programs that provide real dollars and real jobs, and the relationship with the city of Boston further allows us to deliver on that promise for our city and our state.”