Global Demand Response Trends - Which are the Key Geographical Hotspots Driving Demand Response Opportunities?

Jan 11, 2016, 02:30 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, January 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Demand Response Trends" report to their offering. 

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Demand response (DR) models are enabling real-time analysis of customer demand trends and allowing the generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure to react accordingly. Growth in this market means utilities will increasingly invest in innovative technologies and predictive tools to reduce power generation costs as well as grid failures and outages. New communication technologies and supportive government regulations are imperative for its integration into the future energy system. This study provides a detailed evaluation of the growth opportunities around the world for DR solutions. 

Key Questions Answered: 

- What is the definition of Demand Response? 
- Is the existing energy value chain structured correctly to meet Demand Response needs? 
- Do current technologies meet Demand Response needs or is additional development needed? 
- What are the key drivers and restraints affecting Demand Response? 
- How can Demand Response be beneficial to a distributed energy system? 
- Which are the key geographical hotspots driving Demand Response opportunities? 

Summary of Major Trends 

- Global Demand Response Potential will continue to be concentrated in North America
- Residential Consumers will Drive the Application of Demand Response
- The Role of a Smart Grid Infrastructure will be Critical in the Implementation of Demand Response Programs
- A Demand Response Program will Fail to sustain without Regulatory Support and Incentives

Key Topics Covered: 

1. Executive Summary 
- CEO 360 Degree Perspective 
- Three Big Predictions 
- Key Findings 
- Summary of Major Trends 
- Current Questions in the Market 
- Associated Research and Multimedia 

2. Demand Response Analysis 
- Distributed Generation Technology Leads to DR Opportunities 
- Demand Response Requires Efficient Energy Management 
- Demand-side Management Needs a Flexible Value Chain 
- A Resilient Grid Infrastructure Lies at the Core of a DR Model 
- Benefits of DR Programs Include Micro and Macro Impacts 
- DR System Need to be Driven by Automation 

3. Drivers and Restraints 
- Market Drivers 
- Drivers Explained 
- Market Restraints 
- Restraints Explained 

4. Business Model and Enablers 
- Direct-utility Partnerships or Tie-ups with Channel Partners 
- Key Enablers Include Mechanisms, Applications and Tactics 
- Mechanism - Pricing Incentives 
- Tools and Applications - Smart Meters and Metering 

5. Global Hotspots 
- North America Continues to be the Hub 
- Market Valuation of Demand Response 
- The United States 
- The United Kingdom 
- France 
- Finland 
- South Korea 
- Japan 

6. Case Studies 
- Case Study (North America) - Enernoc Demand Response Program in Southern California Edison 
- Case Study (Europe) - National Grid Short-Term Operating Reserves (STOR) Program 
- Case Study (Asia) - Enernoc and Korea Power Exchange Demand Response Program 

7. Conclusions 

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