By order of the CPUC, the monthly ILP Report provides updates here on key metrics for PG&E's demand response programs.
The 2015 – 2016 Supply Side DR Pilot (SSP) was designed to study the feasibility of demand‐side resources to participate into the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) wholesale market as proxy demand resources (PDR). The pilot study focused on understanding the issues related with direct participation of third‐parties and customers including customer acceptance; market transformation challenges (wholesale market and technology); technical and operational feasibility; and value to customers, demand response (DR) resource owners and the utility on providing an enabling mechanism for DR resources into the wholesale markets.
The 2015 – 2016 Excess Supply DR Pilot (XSP) was focused on testing the capabilities of demand-side resources to shift loads as a service to the grid during the times of excess supply. Due to the lack of a relevant product type at the CAISO, Pilot events were dispatched based on administrative decisions to test the overall construct of response to excess supply conditions, not based on actual grid conditions.
Many PG&E business customers have already discovered how easy it is to participate in and benefit from our demand response programs. Here are examples of various businesses describing what they are doing to help reduce their electrical loads during hot summer days while participating in PG&E’s demand response programs. You may be doing some of these measures already without the benefit of being on a demand response program.