Oklahoma Gas & Electric needs kilowatts from all corners.
That includes homes, which are slated to curb 210 megawatts to help relieve summer peaks. It’s part of a master plan by OGE to reduce the need for new generation until at least 2020.
This summer is the first year when the demand response program has gone beyond a pilot to include tens of thousands of participants. Currently, there are 28,000 homes in the program, with a total of 35,000 expected by the end of summer that will deliver 72 megawatts of demand response.