FERC states that further development of key standards around Demand Response will enhance interoperability and communications between system operators, demand response resources (also called curtailment resources), and the systems that support them. The following Use Cases on Demand Response supports DOE’s request to identify use cases and relevant standards, particularly around dispatchable curtailment to address loss or unavailability of other resources or shifting consumption to non-peak times.
Demand Response is a temporary change in electricity consumption by demand control devices in response to market or reliability conditions. Demand control devices control loads capable of measurably and verifiably providing temporary changes in demand. Demand Response may be used to support electricity demand or supply management opportunities for reliability or economic reasons.