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

October 2009
U.S. Department of Energy, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Smart Grid, DR, performance, DOE - LBL, technical paper, trigger, pilot program, PG&E, CAISO, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, ancillary services, automated system architecture, flow of information, monitor, demand responds, events, investigate, technical feasibility, California Independent System Operators, day-ahead market, nonspinning reserve

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.