Demand Response - Tales from Two States
2006 - A Watershed Year for Demand Response?

Friday,  July 20, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST)

The summer of 2006 was one of the hottest on record, and that led to record demand for power during peak periods.  As electricity providers examined all of their options for meeting that peak demand, demand response was prominent in their considerations and selections.    

Earlier this year, a team of researchers headed up by experts from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory took on the task of trying to answer a number of questions:

How did DR resources perform in 2006?
Was 2006 really a turning point for industry acceptance and integration of DR resources?
What lies ahead for DR based on what happened in 2006?

To help them answer these and other questions, the researchers interviewed representatives from sixteen utilities, six ISOs/RTOs, three load aggregators, and several regulatory staff and consultants. The team's Report:  The Summer of 2006: A Milestone in the ongoing Maturation of Demand Response was issued in May, 2007.

The next offering in the DRCC Webinar Series will address the results of this latest demand response research.  The leader of the Research Team from LBNL will present an overview of the research, to be followed by representatives of ISO-New England, NYISO, PJM Interconnection and Midwest ISO will serve as respondents and offer comments.    


      Chuck Goldman          Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


     Henry Yoshimura, ISO-New England

     Gary Brown, NYISO

     Susan Covino, PJM Interconnection

     Sherman Elliott, Midwest ISO

In addition to commenting on the new research results, the ISO/RTO representatives will be given an opportunity to update Webinar attendees on the latest developments on demand response at their respective organizations for the summer of 2007.

What:   Webinar:  2006 - A Watershed Year for Demand Response?

When:  Friday, July 20, 2020  

              1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Cost:    Free for State Regulators and Staff (limit 3 registrations per state)

              $195.00 for all others


     Chuck Goldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

     Henry Yoshimura, ISO-New England

     Gary Brown, NYISO

     Susan Covino, PJM

     Sherman Elliott, Midwest ISO


Dan Delurey, U.S. Demand Response Coordinating Committee

For more information about the U.S. Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC):

The DRCC is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the development and exchange of information about demand response.  More on the DRCC can be found at
Members of the DRCC include American Electric Power, Ameren, Arizona Public Service, Hess Corporation, IBM, ISO-New England, MeterSmart, MidAmerican Energy, Midwest ISO, National Grid, NYISO, NYSERDA, Pacific Gas & Electric, PJM Interconnection, Progress Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric, Salt River Project, Southern California Edison, Southern Company, Southwest Power Pool, Tennessee Valley Authority, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Xcel Energy.

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