What is Demand Response and how it works?
The energy world is experiencing profound changes, both utilities and system operators are facing new challenges: balancing intermittent generation, integration of decentralized power generation at local level, covering peak demand… These new drivers make balancing supply and demand more difficult and costly than it used to be.
End-users flexibility in electricity consumption usually called “Demand Response” is a cost-effective solution to meet these new challenges.
End-users become actor of smart energy management by adjusting their electricity consumption:
By developing and/or participating in Demand Response programs:
reduce their electricity costs.
provide new services to their client while optimizing use of generation assets.
• Policy makers
contribute to a greener society: Demand Response is an environmentally friendly solution, avoiding use of back up power plants (thermal power plants) and facilitating the integration of renewables.