July 20, 2021
Visual Primer: Growth of Intermittent Generation Expands Role of Demand Response in Grid Planning
The continued penetration of variable generation resources has elevated the need for flexible resources such as demand response to balance supply and demand and support resource adequacy.
Demand response (DR) portfolios of electric utilities across the U.S. continue to expand as they refine their programs and explore new options to support grid reliability in response to the changing resource mix. The role of DR in planning and operations is expected to increase as the resource mix continues to evolve with increasing generation from natural gas, wind, solar, battery storage, and other emerging distributed energy technologies.