Research Note - Con Edison’s BQDM DER Strategy and Auction 2016

by Elta Kolo, Ph.D.

This research note provides insight into Con Edison’s Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program which aims to reduce 52 MW of peak load through a combination of customer-sided solutions and non-traditional utility-sided solutions. The note highlights the BQDM demand response auction, which procured 22 megawatts of flexibility from various resources.

This note is only available to Grid Edge Executive Council members. For more information, download the membership brochure here or contact Tate Ishimuro at

Elta Kolo, Ph.D. Research Manager, Grid Edge

Elta is a Research Manager for the Grid Edge team at GTM Research working on demand-side management in U.S. electricity markets. Prior to joining GTM, Elta pursued a joint Ph.D. funded by the European Commission on Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. During her doctoral studies, she researched demand response policies for the implementation of smart grids and has presented her work at both U.S. and European conferences in addition to publishing in international scholarly journals. Elta holds a Master of Science degree in economics and management of network industries and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Union College.

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