EnerNOC will enable and manage a network of commercial and industrial facilities throughout Idaho Power’s service area to reduce electricity demand during system peaks. Idaho Power experienced a new summer peak of 3,214 MW in June 2008. EnerNOC will install its technology, free of charge to the customer, at each participating facility and provide payments to participants for being “on call” during the summer months.

In addition, each facility will 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. When a demand response event is called, EnerNOC will dispatch its network to reduce non-essential electricity usage and collect real-time data to verify that each facility is achieving its pre-determined energy reduction goals.

“Investing in this demand response initiative helps us meet our commitment to our customers to continue to provide responsible, reliable, fair-priced energy and continue to diversify our power portfolio. By choosing EnerNOC’s demand response application, which has been successfully deployed by many of our respected industry peers, we get the firm capacity we need to respond to peak load demands during our summer peak season,” said Warren Kline, customer service and regional operations vice president of Idaho Power.

“This is Idaho Power’s first comprehensive demand response offering targeting commercial and industrial customers, and demonstrates that more and more utilities are embracing demand response as a necessary component of their resource portfolio,” said Tim Healy, chairman and chief executive officer of EnerNOC.