Demand response is a set of time-dependent activities that reduce or shift the time of electricity use to improve electric grid reliability, manage electricity costs, and provide systems that encourage load shifting or shedding during times when the electric grid is near its capacity or electric prices are high.
The Demand Response Research Center's objective is to develop, prioritize, conduct, and disseminate research that develops broad knowledge to facilitate demand response. Our research focuses on the development of communications and standards, optimizing demand response resources, and grid integration of electric vehicles and renewable energy. The development and advancement of our open automated demand response (OpenADR) standard introduced a standardized interface that enables rapid communication of price and reliability signals from utilities to customers that is used worldwide.
Users can employ our Demand to Grid Laboratory and demand estimation tools to evaluate demand in a variety of applications. Our Demand Response Strategy Guide can be used to categorize potential control strategies.