Synchronous Reserves Program
Many power plants take at least a half-day to come up to full load. This creates a challenge for utilities because they need to have a back-up plan in case one of the major generating stations fails. Currently utilities are required to have a set reserve of power plants "spinning" but not producing power in the grid. Think of it as your car idling and not moving. Synchronous reserves is the same concept, only on a much greater scale. These power plants use significant amounts of fossil fuels to idle with no real benefit.
By shedding or reducing electrical consumption on short notice you will become a virtual generator, who can relieve congestion on the Power Grid, reduce prices, and make a positive impact on the environment.
If you qualify for the program you will be paid a monthly premium to be available to spin. The maximum interruption will not exceed 40 minutes.