FirstEnergy (Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison) added the DSE2 Rider to their existing Rate Structure in January 2010. It is also known as the Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Rider. The DSE2 Rider will charge an additional cost for each kilowatt-hour of electricity consumed by non-residential customers in order to recover the costs associated with peak demand reduction and energy efficiency requirements that have been mandated by the State. The fee can be avoided by demonstrating implementation of qualifying energy efficiency projects. Qualifying projects include customer-sited renewables, demand response and peak demand reduction programs, and energy efficiency programs.
For more information on how SES can help you assess your current energy demands, identify and implement comprehensive energy savings opportunities and potentially avoid the additional costs associated with the DSE2 Rider, please contact us.