Pacific Northwest Demand Response Project


The Pacific Northwest Demand Response Project examines the role and potential of demand response--a voluntary and temporary change in consumer's electricity use when the power system is stressed--in managing the region’s power system. This cooperative effort, led by the Council and the Regulatory Assistance Project, started in 2005 and has been the primary forum for researchers, regulators, and utilities to discuss and share information about demand response in the Northwest.

The Council's draft Seventh Power Plan has identified demand response as the least expensive means to meet the region's winter peak capacity needs.

Demand response in the news:

Supreme Court Upholds FERC Rule on Pricing of Demand Response in Organized Electricity Markets

The Supreme Court Just Gave a Great Explanation of Our Baffling Electricity System

The Supreme Court Rules for Common Sense in Electricity Case