Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource

TitleDemand Response as a System Reliability Resource
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsJoseph H Eto, Nancy J Lewis, David S Watson, Sila Kiliccote, David M Auslander, Igor Paprotny, Yuri V Makarov
Series TitlePublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program
Date Published12/2012
TypeCalifornia Energy Commission (CEC)
KeywordsCEC-002, demand response, electricity markets, Load as a Resource

The Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource project consists of six technical tasks:

Task 2.1: Test Plan and Conduct Tests: Contingency Reserves Demand Response (DR)Demonstration—a pioneering demonstration of how existing utility load management assets can provide an important electricity system reliability resource known as contingency reserve.

Task 2.2: Participation in Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) IntelliGrid—technical assistance to the EPRI IntelliGrid team in developing use cases and other high-level requirements for the architecture.

Task 2.3: Research, Development, and Demonstration (RD&D) Planning for Demand Response Technology Development—technical support to the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program on five topics: Sub-task 1. PIER Smart Grid RD&D Planning Document; Sub-task 2. System Dynamics of Programmable Controllable Thermostats; Sub-task 3. California Independent System Operator (California ISO) DR Use Cases; Sub-task 4. California ISO Telemetry Requirements; and Sub-task 5. Design of a Building Load Data Storage Platform.

Task 2.4: Time Value of Demand Response—research that will enable California ISO to take better account of the speed of the resources that it deploys to ensure compliance with reliability rules for frequency control.

Task 2.5: System Integration and Market Research: Southern California Edison (SCE)—research and technical support for efforts led by SCE to conduct demand response pilot demonstrations to provide a contingency reserve service (known as non-spinning reserve) through a targeted sub-population of aggregated residential and small commercial customers enrolled in SCE's traditional air conditioning (AC) load cycling program, the Summer Discount Plan.

Task 2.6: Demonstrate Demand Response Technologies: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)—research and technical support for efforts led by PG&E to conduct a demand response pilot demonstration to provide non-spinning reserve through a targeted sub-population of aggregated residential customers enrolled in PG&E's AC load curtailment program, the Smart AC™ Demand Response Program.

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