Keeping an eye on generation costs over time can help prepare for successful and cost-effective demand-side management techniques going forward.
Such documentation can go a long way in developing a sound technical analysis. At the very least, presenting this information can eliminate the initial email or phone call to the customer asking, “What are you doing?”
Energy efficiency (EE) programs operated by utilities are funded by tariff (utility bill) riders . However, some customers prefer to opt-out of such programs and avoid paying the EE riders.
Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is one technology to dispatch demand reduction resources in a cost effective, prioritized manner.