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Demand Response 101

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Karan Gupta, EDF Climate Corps Fellow

Demand response has been called the “killer application for the smart grid” by John Wellinghoff, former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. But what is it? In short, demand response is the ability of energy users to change their demand for power during periods of severe supply constraints and/or extreme spot market prices for electricity.
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