Demand response 101
Demand response plays a large role in enabling a more resilient and flexible grid. Supply and demand for electricity must remain in balance – when demand goes up, utilities and grid operators have a few options – risk a blackout, buy electricity in open markets, fire up a fossil fuel powered peaker plant, or dispatch a demand response network. When the grid anticipates the need for support, it dispatches a signal to demand response companies, like Enel North America. Enel makes it easy to participate – watch our video to learn more.