When choosing an available commercial or industrial Illinois electricity company you have a few different choices beyond just an electricity rate product. Some electricity companies will offer demand curtailment programs in correspondence with Illinois state programs to control electricity supply.
These programs are opt in choices that many times have a no obligation policy to not pull the switch if your company cannot shut off power when needed.
These demand curtailment programs work out very well for large manufacturing facilities as some of these facilities have back up power generators and must test back up power anyway.
These money on the table electricity demand curtailment programs can subsidize the purchasing of backup generators for a large industrial or commercial facility that currently may be without one.
The program is setup to be completely automated and is by no means mandatory.