Why Residential Demand Response Is So Important (Infographic)

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Here’s an interesting infographic on residential electricity demand and automated demand response technology. Enjoy!

Residential Demand Response Infographic - Final

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6 thoughts on “Why Residential Demand Response Is So Important (Infographic)

  • give me access to cheap excess power damn it! why should utilities get all the fun?
    Alternatively charge me extra at certain times when supply is short, given the information i will change my consumption.

  • Demand response should be most effective with residential A/C – people won’t tolerate the lights and fridge going out. Cut people a break on their electric bill and they should be open to the concept.

    • It’s not about refrigerators going out. It’s about timing when the run.
      Right before peak hours start cool them down a few degrees extra. During peak stagger their running to spread the load.
      Close to the end of the peak let them warm up a bit in order to shift that demand until after peak hours.

      • You could do that with a fridge Bob, but a modern fridge uses only five to ten cents of electricity per day. The potential reduction of peak load from a fridge doesn’t seem worth the effort.

        • Peak demand is made of millions and millions of individual loads.

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