The financial benefit of a demand response program is based on how much load can be shed during peak times and whether it can be verified. Most programs require that customers prove their curtailment ability a minimum of one time per year. Actual curtailments can occur as many times as the electric grid reaches maximum capacity.
Participating customers who meet those requirements will receive monthly payments which will adjust accordingly based on actual performance throughout the year. Even if the backup processes fail, the only risk is the continuation and level of the payments you receive from your utility; the key point being that your property will always have power.
Please contact your Taylor representative for additional details and applicable programs.