Demand Response Cost-Effectiveness
Determining the cost-effectiveness of a DR program is very important. Prior to approving a program, the CPUC does a cost versus benefit analysis of the program in order to determine whether the program provides positive value to electric ratepayers. This is a complex analysis that involves several steps. The steps are outlined below in a public document: the DR Cost-Effectiveness (C-E) Protocols. The DR Reporting Tool is the tool used by DR program managers to show their cost-effectiveness calculations.
- 2016 Demand Response Cost-Effectiveness Protocols - Clean Version (pending adoption)
- 2016 Demand Response Cost-Effectiveness Protocols - Red-lined Version (pending adoption)
- Demand Response Reporting Tool - Revision (MS-Excel)
- Demand Response Decision D.15-11-042 adopted changes to the DR Cost-Effectiveness Protocols which resulted in the 2015 DR C-E Protocols. D.15-11-042 also ordered further updates to the DR C-E Protocols which resulted in the 2016 DR C-E Protocols (links above).