Demand-side management involves reducing electricity use through activities or programs that promote electric energy efficiency or conservation, or more efficient management of electric energy loads.
To improve the analysis, planning and delivery of these programs, we commissioned an Electric Demand Side Management (DSM) Potential Study. This study will help us better understand the type and scale of electric energy efficiency and demand reduction programs that will reduce our communmity's energy use.
An extensive amount of research was conducted in order to develop this study. In addition to drawing from national and industry benchmarking sources, it included significant primary research of our local market, including statistically based surveys of customers to better understand equipment, behavior and preferences for potential energy efficiency offerings.
The result is a study that quantifies the amount of energy and demand we can save from now until 2035 and provides program concepts that we can incorporate into our planning efforts.