On some of the hottest days over the summer, Einstein helped prevent a city-wide brown-out with its curtailment initiative. The campus participates in the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) demand response program, which cuts Einstein’s energy use when heat emergencies threaten the grid. Our efforts help reduce power usage during high-demand hours and avoid the firing up of dirty, polluting “peaking” power plants near NY. As a result, during each four hour event period, we curtailed enough electricity to take 3450 homes in NY off the grid!


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