CPower announced that it has been selected by Lafarge North America to manage the company’s energy conservation at its Ravena, New York-based plant. Lafarge will participate in the CPower New York Reserves Program and will curtail energy during real-time power system emergencies, helping to keep a reliable supply of electricity in New York State.
Under the terms of the agreement, Lafarge will curtail up to 15 megawatts (MW) of electricity upon request, thereby reducing the need for utility providers to keep stand-by generators fully loaded, idling and burning fuel, that can be placed online in the event of a power system emergency. By being on stand-by to take a portion of its electrical load off the grid when needed, Lafarge is providing immediate relief to the grid and a clean alternative to running stand-by generators. In exchange for its participation, Lafarge is projected to earn as much as 10% back on their cost of electricity.