Advanced Demand Response

Nov. 30, 2011
Evaluating the ability of retail demand-response strategies to meet the requirements of wholesale ancillary services.REad more...

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), 27 states and the District of Columbia have a renewable-portfolio standard—a policy requiring electricity providers to obtain a minimum percentage of their power from renewable-energy resources by a certain date—while five states have nonbinding goals for adoption of renewable energy ( In those places, interest in demand response (DR) is growing.

DR is a set of activities to reduce or shift electricity use in response to supply conditions, with the goal of improving electric-grid reliability and managing customer electricity costs. Automation helps to improve the performance of DR programs by allowing responses to be more repeatable and reliable....

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