Measurement and Verification for Demand Response was developed to fulfill part of the Implementation Proposal for The National Action Plan on Demand Response, a report to Congress jointly issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in June 2011. Part of that implementation proposal called for a “National Forum” on demand response to be conducted by DOE and FERC.
Given that demand response has matured, DOE and FERC decided that a "virtual" project that convened technical experts and stakeholders to work together over a short, defined period to summarize what is currently known and what remaining work is needed for demand response to deliver its benefits would be more useful than an in-person “DR National Forum” conference. Working groups were formed in the following four areas:
1. Framework for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of demand response;
2. Measurement and verification for demand response resources;
3. Program design and implementation of demand response programs; and,
4. Assessment of analytical tools and methods for demand response.
Each working group has published a final report that summarizes its view of what remains to be done in their subject area. This document is one of those four reports.