Hercules Cement Company on Jan. 18 was named a recipient of a 2012 Keystone State Energy Conservation Award for Leadership in Energy Management.
The award is sponsored by EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy management applications and services, and recognizes Pennsylvania organizations that demonstrate a unique commitment to helping electric grid reliability, according to a press release.
Winners of the Keystone Award, the press release adds, demonstrated the highest levels of load reduction commitment and performance in a demand response program developed by their local utility, PPL Electric Utilities.
Customers that participated in the Keystone Award competition were challenged to deliver significant energy reductions during the 100 highest hours of demand in the PPL Electric Utilities service territory throughout the summer of 2012. The challenge helped the utility company meet the demand reduction goals mandated by Pennsylvania Act 129.
EnerNOC made a $10,000 charitable donation to each winner’s charity of choice. Hercules Cement, which is in Stockertown, chose the Bushkill Stream Conservancy and the Children's Home of Easton. The donation will be shared equally.
Hercules Cement is one of five 2013 Keystone Award winners:
- Air Products: Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster and Tamaqua Salvation Army
- ArcelorMittal Steelton: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
- East Coast Oxygen: Bethlehem YMCA
- Middletown Area School District: Middletown Area School District Scholarship Fund
“Pennsylvania Act 129 set aggressive targets for reducing Pennsylvania’s overall system peak, and each of the Keystone winners recognized that modest changes to their operational activity can have big impacts on creating a more efficient grid,” said Tim Healy, chairman and CEO of EnerNOC, in the press release. “We are pleased to honor this year’s winners as responsible corporate citizens, and we are proud to make a $10,000 donation to their charities of choice.”