What to expect when demand response goes before the Supreme Court
To those outside the power industry, demand response is energy efficiency’s lesser known sibling.
But DR, as it’s known in industry circles, will soon have its moment in the national spotlight — even if that ‘moment’ is a Supreme Court case that could cut the resource’s value proposition in wholesale energy markets.
The case centers on an order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that essentially put DR on par with traditional generation sources in wholesale energy markets. But while the case may seem obscure and hyper-technical to the general public, it could have wide-ranging implications — not only for DR providers and generators, but for the power sector at large.