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Market and Policy Barriers for Demand Response Providing Ancillary Services in U.S. Markets

DescriptionThis study provides an examination of various market and policy barriers to demand response providing ancillary services in both ISO/RTO and non-ISO/RTO regions, especially at the program provider level. It is useful to classify barriers in order to create a holistic understanding and identify parties that could be responsible for their removal. This study develops a typology of barriers focusing on smaller customers that must rely on a program provider (i.e., electric investor owned utility or IOU, ARC) to create an aggregated DR resource in order to bring ancillary services to the balancing authority. The barriers were identified through examinations of regulatory structures, market environments, and product offerings; and discussions with industry stakeholders and regulators. In order to help illustrate the differences in barriers among various wholesale market designs and their constituent retail environments, four regions were chosen to use as case studies: Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, and New Jersey.
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Product TypeReport/Plans
Num of Pages61
Document SizePDF 518 KB
First Received6/3/2013 8:59:28 PM
Program NameEnergy Analysis
Keywordselectricity grid, bulk power systems, variable generation, demand response
Print Date3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Product ID6264
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