Commercial Load Management Program


Open Enrollment Begins April 2022

The Commercial Load Management Standard Offer Program is designed to reduce demand during an ERCOT EEA2 emergency or in anticipation of an ERCOT EEA2 emergency throughout the summer peak period in a cost-effective manner and to reach the demand savings goals established by the legislature and Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The Program is available to non-residential, distribution, government, education, and non-profit customers. Commercial customers curtail load when notified. Curtailments may occur during the summer peak demand period of each year, defined for this Program as weekdays, June 1 through Sept. 30, of each Program year, between the hours of 1 and 7 p.m.

Eligible Participants
Participants are required to be capable of curtailing at least 100 kW. Participant must be non-residential customers taking service at the distribution level and/or be a non-profit customer or government entity, including educational installations.

Customer Commitment
Participating customers agree to a one-year commitment, but there are no penalties if customers opt out of the program at an earlier time. By its participation, the commercial/institutional customer commits to a maximum of six (6) curtailments each year as follows:
There will be two (2) scheduled curtailments of one to three hours duration during each year of participation, plus a maximum of four (4) unscheduled curtailments of up to four hours each during each year of participation. The availability period is limited to June through September, 1-7 p.m. weekdays, excluding federal holidays, each year of the program.


How to Apply:

Step One: New Site Applications

Project Participant is new and registering for participation with a new site – or – past participant and making an application for a new site.


Step Two: Returning Applications

Past Registered Participants who are updating past CLM sites.







Program Contact
Yolanda Slade
Program Manager

Reduce summer peak demand and improve the energy efficiency of large commercial and industrial facilities with CenterPoint Energy’s Commercial Load Management Program.

Commercial Customers Commit to

CenterPoint Energy CLM 2022 Program Manual

CLM Application Guide

2022 TRM Update (Texas Technical Reference Manual)

Vendor Form

Please use this spreadsheet and upload all contacts for Event Notification prior to submitting your application using the "Contact Upload" task.
CNP CLM Event Notification Contact Spreadsheet