The U.S. Utility Demand Response Landscape: Programs, Case Studies and Economics
In response to high load growth, utilities formed demand response programs as an alternative to capital-intensive investments in 40-year generation or grid assets. However, as load growth has decreased in recent years, profit margins from demand response programs have dwindled.
Forward-looking program administrators are targeting system peaks on a temporal and locational basis through a combination of techniques, including geo-targeting, peak coincident energy-efficiency measures and demand response. Leading utilities find value in these multi-tactical programs, referred to as demand-side management, through their ability to engage customers and bring value across all levels of the grid.
Representative Value Streams for Demand Response
This 50-page report looks at how leading utilities are addressing load and capacity changes through demand response programs. An analysis of specific efforts in both commercial & industrial and residential customer segments demonstrates how value is created for end-users and utilities.
The report concludes with specific case studies, and highlights how end-user behavior influences the evolution of energy efficiency and demand response towards a more comprehensive formulation of demand-side management.rging opportunities in the energy management platform market.
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