Demand response programs can reduce utilities’ peak demand an average of 10%, complementing savings from energy efficiency programs
Demand response and energy efficiency programs are complementary: energy efficiency reduces both energy use and peak demand while demand response provides additional peak demand reductions. In this blog, we use data to illustrate the importance of each, including some new data on actual savings from demand response programs.
Cost-Effective Policies Could Meet 17% of State Energy Needs, Cutting Energy Bills While Creating Local Jobs
Austin, Texas — A new study released today shows that a combination of energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy resources, coupled with expanded demand response programs, can meet Texas’s growing electricity needs and save consumers money at the same time.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) examines recent experience with demand response (DR) programs across the United States and seeks to better understand the relationship between demand response and energy efficiency. The study raises timely issues as the continued growth of electricity demand is putting stress on the U.S. power grid and leading to a resurgence of interest in "demand-side" resource strategies.