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Open Automated Demand Response Communications in Demand Response for Wholesale Ancillary Services

Publication Date: November 2009
Publishing Organization: U.S. Department of Energy, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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This paper describes the automated system architecture and the flow of information to trigger and monitor the performance of Demand Response (DR) events from a pilot program being conducted by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to investigate the technical feasibility of bidding certain DR resources into the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) day-ahead market for ancillary services nonspinning reserve.