SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets here has earned payments of approximately $250,000 annually by leveraging Boston-based EnerNOC’s demand response (DR) program for reducing non-essential electricity usage during periods of peak demand, high electricity prices or other system needs.
Stater Bros., which operates 148 stores, enrolled in EnerNOC’s DR program in 2008 because of the potential to earn significant payments and to protect its stores and surrounding communities from brownouts and rolling blackouts.
"Participating in demand response is a significant element in Stater Bros.' commitment to being a sustainable partner in our community,” said Scott Limbacher, vice president VP of construction and maintenance for Stater Bros. “The EnerNOC DR program also earns Stater Bros. significant revenues that help reduce operating costs. EnerNOC provided at no cost, the documentation, technology, and the assistance needed to implement DR at all locations. Grocery stores, malls, and other heavy electricity users should definitely include demand response as part of their business practice."
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