Demand Side Management Strategy and Analysis

While industry restructuring reduced the focus on utility-sponsored demand side management (DSM) efforts in many jurisdictions over the last decade, increasing concern over global warming and energy independence, combined with recognition that demand response is critical to achieving economic efficiency in both restructured and traditional markets, have once again highlighted the importance of effective demand side strategies and programs. For nearly three decades, FSC staff members have helped utilities and policymakers develop effective demand side strategies and programs. Our consulting advice is grounded on sound economic theory, innovative market research, deep understanding of how utilities work and practical experience in formulating strategies as well as product and service offerings. Increasingly, our work involves careful consideration of the interplay between energy efficiency, demand response and renewable options.