Exelon’s Handley Generating Station
A big thanks to Constellation and Exelon for the tour today at the Handley Generating Station. The facility houses 3 units and provides 1,265 megawatts (MW) to customers in the ERCOT grid.
Jared, Mike, JD, Erin, Katie and Jay outside of Unit 3 at the Handley Generating Station
Read more about the plant here.
2012 TACCBO Conference
Rapid Power Management attended the 2012 TACCBO conference this June 19-22 in Marble Falls, Texas. We would like to thank the attendees as we continue our dedication to helping community colleges manage their energy procurement. We have worked with TACCBO since 2004 and would love to meet with any interested school to see if we can be of assistance for future energy management. If so, please contact JD Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JD with Linda Wilson and Cindy Curnutt from
Odessa College at this years conference.
Oncor Outages Map
Several tornadoes touched down in the DFW Metroplex today, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. With severe weather comes power outages. As a way to improve communication, Oncor launched an interactive map to give customer’s more information about power outages during storms. The outage map can pinpoint power loss down to a specific neighborhood. The map has up to the minute information accessible either online or on a mobile device.
The map is searchable by county or zip code and outages are contextualized to include the number of customers affected, the date and time any issues are reported and even the cause of the outage. To view the map please visit: http://stormcenter.oncor.com/default.html
To report a power outage, contact Oncor at: 1-888-313-4747Read More
Lack of New Generation Brings More Opportunity Dollars for Power Users
As your energy advisor, Rapid Power Management is always looking for innovative ways to bring your business increased savings and efficiency. One of those ways is through a nationwide program called Demand Response.
Demand Response is a service that allows participating companies to earn extra revenue by agreeing to curtail their electricity use if called upon by the grid operators. Customers receive advance notice when the grid is under stress, which enables customers to initiate the proper shut down of equipment.
Regardless of whether your facility ever gets called on, you still get paid. Also note that there are no costs associated with involvement in the program. An example payout for a 500 kW user in Texas is anywhere from $12,000 -$17,000 per year and a 1 mW load could earn double. We expect these payouts to rise due to the scarcity of reserves.
This program is becoming increasingly important, especially in Texas where we are experiencing low reserve margins and a steady population growth. As shown in the chart below, Texas’ 2012 reserve margins are even lower than last year when the state almost experienced rolling blackouts.
Please contact your RPM sales representative to find out how much money you may be able to earn through the Demand Response program in your area.
JD Dodson | email@example.com | 469-759-1451
Jared Patterson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 469-759-1458
Jay Ten Eyck | email@example.com | 469-759-1461
Michael Bowman | firstname.lastname@example.org | 469-759-1457Read More
Crest Expo 2012
Come visit RPM’s booth at the Crest Expo. The event is being held at The Dallas Convention Center (650 S Griffin St • Dallas, Texas 75202). Submit your business card to win a pair of Mavs vs. Clippers tickets!Read More
Dallas Business Journal Interviews JD
Matt Joyce of the Dallas Business Journal interviewed one of RPM’s business partners, JD, at the TEPA conference. They spoke about the EPA’s “Cross State Air Pollution Rule” and the impact it could have on the electricity market in Texas. The article also highlights challenges ERCOT may face to meet demand in the future.
Check out the article here.Read More
2011 TEPA Conference
RPM Sales Staff gets a picture with Railroad Commissioner Barry T. Smitherman at the 2011 TEPA Conference
Jared, Jay, Commissioner, JD & MikeRead More
Meals On Wheels – Fall Harvest!
Rapid Power Management volunteered to ‘stuff’ and decorate boxes for Meals on Wheels’ Fall Harvest program. Boxes are filled with sustainable food items, puzzles, pens, etc. The Fall Harvest will provide approximately 600 boxes to the individuals who are 60+ and unable to prepare their own nutritious meals.
To get involved with the Meals on Wheels program for the Collin County area or to make a donation, please call Tamara Mack, Volunteer Coordinator, at 972-562-6996 x125.Read More