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By: SGN Staff

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If you've had a hard time tracking down current information on the state of demand response, a new report from FERC and a free library dedicated to DR could be something to add to your holiday reading list.

 

The FERC report, Assessment of Demand Response & Advanced Metering, presents the results of a survey of more than 1,900 participants responding to a voluntary survey. Here is just a handful of the report's findings:

 

·         DR and advanced metering, both wholesale and retail, made progress in the last year

·         The potential DR resource contribution from all U.S. programs is estimated at about 72,000 megawatts, about 9.2% of peak demand. It is an increase of about 13,000 megawatts over 2010 survey results.

·         The regions with the most DR capability are the Midwest-to-Mid-Atlantic region, the Southeast and the upper Midwest.

·         Advanced metering penetration reached 22.9%, compared to about 8.7% over 2010 results.

·         Florida, Texas and the West show metering penetration of more than 30%.

·         As previous surveys indicated, electric cooperatives continue to have the most metering penetration

 

A free DR library

The Demand Response Directory (previously the National DR Directory), a clearinghouse of DR and related information, has added a free DR library to its resources.

 

The library includes an assortment of white papers, reports, presentations, educational materials, case studies and materials on research and market reports and regulatory and standards information.

 

To learn more about the library offerings and sign up for a free library card, visit the National DR Directory library page.

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