This paper, Coordination of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, is provided as a resource to assist those advancing the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency’s goal of achieving all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2025.
This paper summarizes existing research on the relationship between energy efficiency and demand response. Using information gathered through interviews with program administrators, customers, and service providers, this paper discusses the coordination of energy efficiency and demand response programs, with a particular focus on current practices and opportunities. It also discusses barriers to coordinating these two types of programs.
This paper was developed as a resource for a variety of audiences that may be interested in the nexus between energy efficiency and demand response. Intended audiences include policy-makers, program administrator staff, regulatory staff, service provider organizations, and stakeholders who provide input on the design and implementation of energy efficiency and demand response programs and tariffs.