Resources for California State Government Agencies
Pacific Energy Center (PEC)
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Shedding Load During Demand Response Events
- Turn off non-essential indoor/outdoor lighting, signage, window displays and office equipment not in use (i.e., printers, copiers, shredders, coffee makers).
- Turn off decorative features, such as fountains, lighting and ambient audio and video displays.
- Pre-cool work areas, then cycle constant air volume heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units or temporarily re-set static pressure in variable air volume HVAC, turn off ceiling fans and room fans, and raise temperature settings.
- Some facilities with package air conditioning units can do load cycling, temperature reset, and possibly pre-cooling.
- Turn off beverage vending machines and shift use of icemakers before or after an event.
- Conduct meetings during events to minimize use of equipment.
- Charge batteries and battery-operated equipment prior to an event, then unplug battery chargers and use only pre-charged equipment during an event.
- Adjust employee schedules and shifts so that times of increased production or energy use occur before or after planned events.
- Complete dishwashing and housekeeping activities before or after an event.
- Turn off or turn down boilers, pumps, fans and equipment not in use, especially in printing facilities.
- Turn off excess elevator banks and escalators (as permitted).
- Turn off or turn down chillers, and reset chilled water temperature.
- Adjust variable speed drive controls to reduce load from fans, pumps and chillers
- Apply ventilation control – temporarily reducing outside airflow can help reduce cooling demand.
Business Customer Service Center
The ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager is the Environmental Protection Agency's interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess the energy and water consumption of your buildings.