Welcoming a New Generation of Residential Demand Response

In a Utility Dive article, Guidehouse Insights explores trends driving increased penetration of residential demand response

Residential demand response (RDR) is gaining popularity thanks to new technologies and evolving use cases. These are allowing utilities and third-party RDR programs to explore how smarter home energy ecosystems can support the grid reliability while also earning customers extra money.

In a Utility Dive article, Jessie Mehrhoff, research analyst at Guidehouse Insights, explains RDR’s market growth and the considerations needed for continued expansion.

Mehrhoff anticipates RDR's presence in every region around the world by 2022. Factors like technological developments, load shifting as more intermittent renewables connect to the grid, and integration with other demand-side management programs are helping to drive growth. 

Though these trends are pushing RDR forward, according to the article, a transition to omnipresent RDR is not expected overnight.

"While global RDR shows promise as a tool to foster grid stability globally, program providers must remove any rose-colored glasses and pragmatically plan for this market development," Mehrhoff said.

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