Pacific Northwest Demand Response Project
The Pacific Northwest Demand Response Project examines the role and potential of demand response 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.
Idaho Power Continues DR Programs (11.14.2013)
Renew Grid magazine has an article on a settlement between the Idaho PUC and Idaho Power on the A/C Cool and Irrigation Peak Rewards demand response programs. The article is at http://www.renewgridmag.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.10532.
PLMA Releases Fall DR Market Trends Survey (10.29.2013)
The Peak Load Management Alliance released a survey of DR providers that can be downloaded by filling out a form with basic contact information on thier website, http://www.peaklma.org/news/144199/PLMA-Releases-Fall-Demand-Response-Market-Trends-Survey.htm.
Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering (10.1.2013)
FERC has released its annual assessment of demand response and advanced metering. The report is available on the website at http://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2013/oct-demand-response.pdf.
PJM Sets a DR Record at 5,949 MW (9.16.2013)
The PJM market experienced an unusual September heat wave on September 10th and 11th. This resulted in a peak load of 142,071 MW on the 11th. While this was not the record peak, conditions on the grid required significant response of emergency DR into the market. For more information see the press release at http://www.pjm.com/~/media/about-pjm/newsroom/2013-releases/20130912-pjm-meets-high-ele...
Avista 2013 IRP includes DR (9.4.2013)
Avista has submitted it's 2013 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to Washington and Idaho state regulators. The plan identifies Demand Response as a preferred resource in the 2022 to 2027 time frame. More information is available in the press release at http://avistacorp.mwnewsroom.com/press-releases/avista-submits-2013-electric-integrated-resource-p-nyse-ava-1047576.