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Demand response

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EA Credit: Demand Response

Case 1. Demand Response Program Available
  • Ensure that the demand response program in place is either semi-automated or fully automated. A manual demand response program does not meet the credit requirements.
  • Ensure that the documentation provided for proof of enrollment in a demand response program includes all of the required information listed on the Credit Form.
  • Ensure that documentation is provided demonstrating that the program has the ability to shed at least 10% of the annual peak electricity demand. Peak demand must be based on electric utility bills.
  • On-site electricity generation does not meet the intent of the credit and may not be used to meet the required load reduction.
  • Ensure that strategies used to achieve demand reduction do not affect compliance of other prerequisites and credits. For example, under EQp Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance, minimum outside airflow must be provided during all operating conditions.
Case 3. Permanent Load Shifting
  • Ensure that the demand response program in place is either semi-automated or fully automated. A manual demand response program does not meet the credit requirements.
Demand Response in Practice: How it Works

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