The Instantaneous Demand Response Programme offers you an opportunity to partner with Eskom to mitigate power system constraints.
Eskom will compensate customers who qualify to participate and are able to:
- Reduce load within 6 seconds of notification; and
- Sustain this reduction for a maximum of 10 minutes.
- The minimum load entry is 10MW.
On average, 200 load reduction events per annum.
A maximum number of two load reduction requests of 10 minute each per scheduled day.
Load should be available 24/7 under normal plant conditions.
Notification to reduce load by 15:00 (the day before).
Customers will receive a capacity payment for all hours scheduled to be on standby (the next day).
Meet with an Eskom representative at your premises to facilitate your participation.
Sign a standard legal agreement with Eskom.
Register as an Eskom vendor to enable you to receive payment.
Click here for a printable brochure
Note: Eskom will install the necessary metering system to enable you to participate.
Contracts are renewed on an annual basis.
For more information email Eskom at
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