Automated Demand Response Programs

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DRRC has worked extensively with California utilities (PG&E, SCE and SDG&E) to develop, implement and evaluate automated demand response (AutoDR) programs in their service territories. As AutoDR programs have matured, DRRC has continued their involvement with assisting the utilities in program implementation and evaluation. With PG&E, DRRC is exploring the requirements and success of the transition of OpenADR 1.0 sites to the OpenADR 2.0 protocols in the PG&E service territory, identifying and evaluating demand response evaluation tools. SDG&E's Innovation Center is hosting tests of new OpenADR 2.0 communications and control technologies. As part of SCE's efforts to evaluate the impact of the SONGS shutdown, DRRC is providing support in terms of evaluation of demand potential and training on DRRC’s tools such as the Demand Response Quick Assessment Tool (DRQAT).