Demand Response

Monetize your building’s energy performance

Demand-response programs save you money while helping preserve grid stability on peak-demand days 

It’s always easier to share a heavy load with someone else. The same is true for energy. Many utilities run demand-response programs that offer financial incentives to commercial customers who agree to reduce their energy use on the few days a year when electricity demand is so high it threatens grid stability – typically the hottest days of the year.

Where offered, demand response has become a popular way for companies to contribute to grid security, reduce their energy costs and build a sustainable business culture without sacrificing operational needs or occupant comfort. 


When you work with Trane, we’ll help you manage energy demand to meet organizational goals

Trane partners with you to understand your energy goals and the demand response opportunities available in your local market. We’ll help you design a load-shed strategy that maintains your operational requirements and building comfort needs. In return for participating, you may receive more favorable electricity rates.

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Automated demand response programs make savings effortless

Automated demand response programs incorporate connected building controls and technology to enable pre-programmed load shedding to occur automatically – without requiring your teams to initiate the action. Pre-planning is critical, and Trane experts facilitate agreements between you and the utility to determine how and where to reduce consumption so you don’t sacrifice operational performance or comfort. 

Our experts help you avoid energy surcharges 

Trane energy supply experts continuously monitor utility energy demand needs and alerts about potential peak-demand surcharges, so that participating companies can modify their operational needs and avoid extra costs when utilities are experiencing spikes in demand.

Demand response + energy storage = greater savings

Combining demand response with on-site energy storage offers organizations additional energy cost-savings. Energy storage technology, such as Trane Thermal Energy Storage solutions, “charge” when utility rates are low. That energy is then available for use when energy rates are high, or as part of a load-shed strategy. Trane offers comprehensive energy solutions, and this is just one example of how we can combine capabilities to deliver even greater advantages. 

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