Bridging the Gap to Full Deployment of Smart DR in the Pacific Northwest

Bridging the Gap to Full Deployment of Smart DR in the Pacific Northwest: A Gap Analysis of End-Use Energy Storage, Demand Response, and Integration of Renewable Energy at Bonneville Power Administration

By Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Newly available forms of smart demand response (DR) technologies, referred to as Smart DR, can provide a cost-effective partial solution to issues presented in the Pacific Northwest’s changing energy landscape. This report outlines the technical, economic and political drivers that could lead to high penetration of Smart DR in the Pacific Northwest. It also provides an overview of the gaps that exist between the current state-of-the-art use of Smart DR and the scenario necessary to enable high penetration of Smart DR in this region.

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