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How California regulators are reforming energy markets to boost demand response

California has lagged behind the rest of the nation when it comes to demand response, but now the state is preparing to open markets up to third party providers who can target large loads. That would represent a significant shift away from utility-led programs and could potentially help the state meet its energy demands cleanly by bringing millions of customers into the market.

The untapped potential of demand response (DR) in the state was identified years ago, and in 2014 the California Energy Commission issued a report saying that despite the potential benefits of DR ‚Äúthere has been insufficient progress toward meeting demand response goals set in the early 2000s.”

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