Ontario’s largest power consumers rely on NRG Peaks to accurately identify the risk of ICI peak hours.
Ten years of peak advisory experience have earned us an unparalleled record and positioned us as the largest provider of curtailment services in Ontario.
Modern machine learning techniques are powerful primarily when used as tools by expert operators to deliver you the most accurate information.
Our dashboard, tools and features are state-of-the-art and built with the input of our customers who are some of Ontario’s leading energy managers.
Our on-boarding process involves enabling data features for each of your facilities, registering dashboard and notification users, and hosting a training session for your team on the ICI program, features within our service, and other important information.
Gain access to webinar sessions held ahead of summer and winter peak seasons. Learn about program rule changes, market changes, feature updates and expectations for the season ahead.
Notifications of upcoming periods of risk will be communicated by email, including day-ahead reports. Peak alerts are issued the morning of and may be adjusted as conditions shift throughout the day. Delivery of Peak Alerts occurs in the dashboard and by email, SMS, and API. Your facilities demand data can be made visible and overlaid onto the dashboard.
Your facility’s performance relative to the five peaks and other days where alerts occurred are woven into a report analysis and communicated with other members of your team.
This includes the amount of power your facility curtailed and the expected saving you will have locked-in for the coming year.
Not all loads are equally flexible or have the same lost cost to power down. We offer three alert types tracked to different probabilities of hitting all five peaks, balancing the number of alerts and number of hours called with accurate advanced notification. This methodology allows you to customize your approach.
Identify the duration of your energy storage system, and we’ll identify the highest probability hours for which to discharge your systems. With limited energy duration, accuracy is paramount, while advanced notice and the number of overall alerts can be less critical.
With fewer constraints around energy duration, our generator alert allows for more generous coverage of boundary risk days and hours while layering in considerations for energy pricing.
“Given the value of the Industrial Conservation Initiative, it is important to not solely rely on IESO data for decision making. Many factors play into peak forecasting which are all included in their prediction models, analysis and tools.
In addition, they are accessible, provide clear communications and are always developing their peak advisory service to better serve the customer.”
“An Ontario based company with the best knowledge of the Ontario market. You see members of their team at different IESO meetings, so they do not only focus on Ontario demand but have an eye on the whole industry. In a rapidly changing market, this is important.”
“The offering is as deep or as shallow as you wish. Users can either just use the notifications or go deep into the dashboard’s many analytical tools.”
“One of the most unique aspects of the service is the ability to speak with a knowledgeable person on peak days. Paired with their alerts, this helps us make confident curtailment decisions.”
“The accurate predictions and clear communication process are highly valued by our organization. On top of that, they provide exceptional customer service and explanations of their analysis.”
As an ICI participant, energy users can achieve large cost saving by reducing demand taking energy reduction measures at the same time as the provincial peaks. Understanding when these peaks will occur and taking appropriate action are the keys to enabling this significant saving opportunity. NRG Peaks has been reliably and successfully helping many of Ontario’s largest energy users achieve this since 2010.Learn More About ICI and GA
In 20 minutes, we can take you through our live dashboard, highlight critical features, peak alert record and show you how you’ll benefit from being an NRG Peaks subscriber.