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The Effect on Electricity Consumption of the Commonwealth Edison Customer Applications Program: Phase 2 Final Analysis

Publication Date: October 2011
Publishing Organization: Electric Power Research Institute
Format: PDF
Keywords:

Smart Grid,EPRI,CAP,Commonwealth Edison,ComEd,Customer Application Program,residential energy consumption patterns

Summary:

This report describes the final Phase 2 analysis of the effects on residential customers' energy consumption patterns of Commonwealth Edison's (ComEd's) Customer Application Program (CAP).

Supplemental Information:

This report provides appendices that support EPRI report 1023644, which describes the Phase 2 (final) analysis of residential customers' response to Commonwealth Edison's Customer Application Program (CAP). The report contains technical materials that describe in detail the methods employed in conducting the Phase 2 analysis and presents the results of the application of additional data and methods in Phase 2.

The Phase 2 analysis of the CAP extends the methods and updates the results of the earlier analysis documented in the Phase 1 report (1022703) and Phase 1 appendices (1022761). It addresses an important part of determining how the Smart Grid can best facilitate demand response motivated by residential pricing structures. The report is part of a series of studies contributed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to help the power industry exploit technological advances to increase reliability and reduce costs while adapting to increased environmental constraints on the ways that the industry provides its services to customers.

Demand response is becoming increasingly important as an adaptation to the rising costs of building new generation plants, siting new transmission and distribution facilities, and dealing with a host of environmental issues, notably including climate change. Improvements in communications and controls reduce costs and extend the range of potentially responsive loads. Many regulators are pressing utilities to fully utilize a range of demand response solutions. An analysis of the efficacy of Smart Grid technologies in facilitating demand response is essential to determining how these technologies should be used.