NRG 4CP Alerts

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Reliant 4CP Alerts

Reliant 4CP Alerts

Reduce peak load this year and reduce transmission costs next year with Reliant 4CP Alerts.

Reliant 4CP Alerts

Reduce peak load this year and reduce transmission costs next year with Reliant 4CP Alerts.

Reliant 4CP Alerts

How It Works

For large businesses in ERCOT with Interval Data Recorder (IDR) meters, demand charges are determined each summer during the single 15-minute period of the four months of summer - June, July, August and September - when demand is highest on the grid. A one MW reduction during any of these periods can save a customer over $10,000 in demand charges over the next year. The challenge is no one knows when the peak will happen until it does. Without proper guidance, a business must make its best guess in advance to reduce demand at that time.

Reliant understands this challenge and offers a 4CP advisory service to help customers gauge when the four peaks are likely to occur so that they can reduce their consumption- perhaps curtailing manufacturing, reducing air conditioning or drawing from an onsite generator rather than the grid. 

Depending on your business curtailing frequently may not be an option. That is why Reliant offers three alert tolerances to align our advisory platform with your specific needs, helping you maximize the financial return for your efforts.

4CP Chart

Please inquire below to learn more.

Terms, conditions and other restrictions
A customer’s decision to reduce load in anticipation of a possible 4CP event is voluntary and does not affect the customer’s obligations to perform under its Agreement with Reliant. Customers with Resources that are providing Responsive Reserve Service remain obligated under the terms of their agreements to provide Responsive Reserve Service in accordance with ERCOT Protocols and in compliance with the ERCOT Award Notice. Customers on settlement products remain responsible for all Settlement Adjustments that accrue under the terms of their Agreements.
 
*Depending on the TDSP and customer voltage level. Annual savings estimate based on reducing energy consumption in each of the 4CP events occurring in June, July, August and September. However, participation in all 4 events is not necessary - TDSP charges for each customer are calculated for the following year by taking the average of the customer’s current year demand readings during the ERCOT 4CP events.
 
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