2013 -14 Seminars
Demand Response in PJMShira Horowitz
Demand Response Analyst
PJM Interconnection, Inc.
Demand Response (DR) plays a critical role in PJM by increasing system reliability and creating a source of elastic demand. I will give an overview of DR in PJM markets, including the capacity, economic, and ancillary services markets. I will discuss some challenges including measurement and verification from both technical and policy perspectives. There are several ongoing and forthcoming policy initiatives that may substantially affect DR in the region including making DR more operational, the increased reliance on natural gas for power generation, and emissions restrictions.