Installation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems

TitleInstallation and Commissioning Automated Demand Response Systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSila Kiliccote, Mary Ann Piette, Greg Wikler, Joe Prijyanonda, Albert K Chiu
Conference Name16th National Conference on Building Commissioning
Conference LocationNewport Beach, CA

From 2003 through 2006 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Demand Response Research Center (DRRC) developed and tested a series of demand response automation communications technologies known as Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR). In 2007, LBNL worked with three investor-owned utilities to commercialize and implement Auto-DR programs in their territories.This paper summarizes the history of technology development for Auto-DR, and describes the DR technologies and control strategies utilized at many of the facilities. It outlines early experience in commercializing Auto-DR systems within PG&E DR programs, including the steps to configure the automation technology. The paper also describes the DR sheds derived using three different baseline methodologies. Emphasis is given to the lessons learned from installation and commissioning of Auto-DR systems, with a detailed description of the technical coordination roles and responsibilities, and costs.

LBNL Report NumberLBNL-187E