Development and Evaluation of Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities

TitleDevelopment and Evaluation of Fully Automated Demand Response in Large Facilities
Publication TypeReport
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-55085
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsPiette, Mary Ann, Osman Sezgen, David S. Watson, Naoya Motegi, Christine Shockman, and Laurie ten Hope
Date Published10/2005
Other NumbersCEC-500-2005-013
Abstract

This report describes the results of a research project to develop and evaluate the performance of new Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) hardware and software technology in large facilities. Demand Response (DR) is a set of activities to reduce or shift electricity use to improve electric grid reliability, manage electricity costs, and ensure that customers receive signals that encourage load reduction during times when the electric grid is near its capacity. The two main drivers for widespread demand responsiveness are the prevention of future electricity crises and the reduction of electricity prices. Additional goals for price responsiveness include equity through cost of service pricing, and customer control of electricity usage and bills. The technology developed and evaluated in this report could be used to support numerous forms of DR programs and tariffs.

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