Those are some of the immediate, financial and operational reasons companies should consider partnering with us to take part in Demand Response programs. There are also more long-term, strategic factors to consider. The background is that the growing importance of renewable sources
, which depend on the weather, means that power is intermittent. That in turn means alternative sources have to be available to balance supply and demand within the grid
. This is also part of another long-term process — the battle against climate change and efforts to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
, in particular to ensure access to clean, safe and sustainable energy for all. The result of all that is that many businesses now have goals for renewable energy use. What’s more, investors want them to have those goals and some make access to finance conditional on progress toward them. Participation in a demand response program helps companies meet the targets
they have set themselves, reduce carbon emissions and cut waste. It also goes with the grain of current thinking in energy policy circles.