Demand Response Initiative
In our role as a responsible retailer, Ocean State Job Lot is doing our part during demand response events to help the community. What is a demand response event? It’s when the electric utility company looks into reducing the amount of energy being used due to a high demand in a certain state. It helps balance supply and demand of energy grids in hopes to reduce electricity costs in certain locations. Typically, the utility company will give companies like Ocean State Job Lot 24 hours’ notice when an event will take place.
During that time, there are several ways in which we help reduce the electrical usage in our stores, corporate offices, and distribution centers. These changes are led by our Energy Team.
- Unplug any unused appliances.
- Turn the brightness down on anything that is plugged in.
- HVAC is set to turn off during this time.
- Close any open doors if possible.