SAN MATEO, Calif. July 14, 2011
As smart grid pilots provide more data indicating that dynamic pricing curbs energy usage and prompts better customer usage behaviors, individual states have embraced aggressive strategies for implementing demand response. Many have adopted demand response-friendly energy policies, over half are approving major smart meter deployments, and over two-thirds have committed to renewable portfolio standards.
One of the chief Congressional mandates severely lacking in the National Action Plan on Demand Response, released in early July, was a clear communications program aimed at consumer education and support, the Coalition said. A federally supported education program needs to communicate that demand response means pricing options, energy information feedback, plus convenient, automated thermostat and appliance control. It should also emphasize that the benefits of demand response include lower energy expenses, reduced air emissions, fewer and shorter power outages, expanded renewable energy, and more efficient and lower costs for electric vehicle charging.
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