Navigant partnered with the Smart Electric Power Alliance and the Peak Load Management Alliance to produce an in-depth report
Demand response (DR) is not only growing, but it’s being looked to as an increasingly valuable and flexible resource in today’s evolving energy landscape, according to a new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).
The 2018 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot, which was produced in partnership with Navigant and the Peak Load Management Alliance, shows that in 2017 an increasingly broad range of DR programs dispatched 10.7 GW of energy savings to the grid, while total enrolled capacity, or how much saved power was potentially available, was 18.3 GW.
“DR is not just an emergency resource anymore, but can be used for purposes like renewables integration, customer engagement, and offsetting constraints in natural gas supply,” said Brett Feldman, associate director at Navigant, who contributed to the report.
Additional key takeaways from the report: