EME 807
Technologies for Sustainability Systems

9.3. Examples of Demand Response Innovations

The demand response business models are being currently developed by many companies. Those models require all-system analysis since successful feedback between the different actors is key to effective operation. Behavioral aspects are seriously considered because they eventually control the decision making on both sides of the utility-customer chain.

Below are links to some recent studies and pilot programs that seek to promote demand response approach in power management. Please look through those examples and take a note which parties actually benefit from implementation of those approaches. Are there economic drivers behind them?

The activity in the end of this lesson will involve assessment of demand response technologies, so the above-listed reports may be useful illustrations for that assignment.

Supplemental Reading on demand response systems: