What China Can Learn From International Experiences in Developing a Demand Response Program

Abstract Internationally, there is a growing trend in employing market-based approaches through demand response (DR) to effectively manage electricity supply and demand particularly during the peak power use. China can significantly benefit by localizing international experiences in DR. Such international experiences, when integrated in the ongoing pilot demand-side management (DSM) programs in China, can provide greater flexibility to electricity customers and help China identify a potential solution in addressing the peak load issues. After the discussion of why China needs a new approach to meet its peak demand, this paper highlights international experience in adopting enabling policies to promote DR and in employing practical DR strategies geared toward the industrial sector. Through these experiences, we provide recommendations for how to integrate DR in China’s DSM programs.
Author Shen, Bo; Ni, Chun Chun; Ghatikar, Girish; Price, Lynn; 2012
Link http://drrc.lbl.gov/sites/drrc.lbl.gov/files/LBNL-5578E.pdf
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