Brazos Electric selects demand response program administrator


Waco, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM,) — April 3, 2008 – Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., a generation and transmission cooperative with service territories extending from the Texas Panhandle to Houston, has retained MeterSmart, L.P. to administer the Brazos Load Curtailment Program for summer 2008. Under the program, Brazos offers its distribution cooperative members the ability to provide a demand response program to their retail customers in return for a monthly reservation payment and incentive payments for actual energy curtailed. Brazos utilizes the program to help manage its wholesale power cost while also providing its distribution cooperative members the opportunity to enhance their demand-side programs.

Under the terms of the agreement with MeterSmart, Brazos utilizes MeterSmart’s Encentra® advanced customer program management software product and other services provided by MeterSmart for program enrollment, event scheduling, participant notifications, and measurement and verification of performance.

"We utilized MeterSmart as program administrator in 2007 and found their software product to be very valuable in terms of the curtailment program’s operations," said Kyle Minnix, Communications/Key Accounts Manager for Brazos. "We had very tight timeframes in 2007 for participant signup, curtailment event notifications, event analysis and settlements. MeterSmart’s performance was impressive."

"Last summer we were able to educate the program participants on how to increase their benefit from the Brazos Load Curtailment Program, which leads us to believe that the 2008 program will produce even greater results for both Brazos and the program participants," said Hugh Baker, President of MeterSmart.