If you stick an “E” in DR, what do you have?
Many in the DR and smart grid community have worked hard to give demand response a standing equal to traditional energy efficiency, and to have the words “demand response” be the third thing that falls off the lips of policymakers and others when they are talking about efficiency and renewable energy.
The good news is that this is now happening. It means that DR has truly arrived (forget for the moment the court threats; DR will not die a legal death no matter what SCOTUS decides). It means that people finally “get” DR.
But the last thing that the electricity world does these days is stand still. The ground underneath it continues to shake, rattle, and roll with change, most of it technology-driven. The same is true with DR.