Commercial Load Management Program
The Commercial Load Management Standard Offer Program is designed to reduce demand during an ERCOT EEA2 emergency or in anticipation of an ERCOT EEA2 emergency throughout the summer peak period in a cost-effective manner and to reach the demand savings goals established by the legislature and Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The Program is available to non-residential, distribution, government, education, and non-profit customers. Commercial customers curtail load when notified. Curtailments may occur during the summer peak demand period of each year, defined for this Program as weekdays, June 1 through Sept. 30, of each Program year, between the hours of 1 and 7 p.m.
Participants are required to be capable of curtailing at least 100 kW. Participant must be non-residential customers taking service at the distribution level and/or be a non-profit customer or government entity, including educational installations.
Participating customers agree to a one-year commitment, but there are no penalties if customers opt out of the program at an earlier time. By its participation, the commercial/institutional customer commits to a maximum of six (6) curtailments each year as follows:
There will be two (2) scheduled curtailments of one to three hours duration during each year of participation, plus a maximum of four (4) unscheduled curtailments of up to four hours each during each year of participation. The availability period is limited to June through September, 1-7 p.m. weekdays, excluding federal holidays, each year of the program.
Calvin Burnham, PE, CEM, CDSM, CIT
Reduce summer peak demand and improve the energy efficiency of large commercial and industrial facilities with CenterPoint Energy’s Commercial Load Management Program.
Program available to non-residential distribution, government, educational institutions and non-profit customers.
Earn up to $31.50 per kW of verified curtailed load each year of participation.
Availability period for curtailments is limited to June 1 through September 30, 1-7 p.m. on weekdays, excluding federal holidays
Participants are required to be capable of curtailing at least 100 kW.
Participant must be equipped with an Interval Data Recorder or Smart Meter.
Commercial Customers Commit to
Curtail load when provided 30 minute notification.
One-year commitment, but there are no penalties if opt out of the program at an earlier time.
A maximum of six (6) curtailments each year: A maximum of two (2) scheduled curtailments lasting one to three hours in duration each, plus a maximum of four (4) unscheduled curtailments lasting up to four hours each in duration during each year of participation.
CenterPoint Energy CLM 2020 Program Manual
2020 CLM Program Manual
CLM Application Guide
2020 Commercial Load Management Application Guide
For contacts above the mandated three, please use this spreadsheet and upload after you have created an application using the "Additional Contact Upload" task.
CNP CLM Additional Contact Upload Spreadsheet