The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its second annual report on electric power demand response and advanced metering. According to a news release issued on Friday:
Demand response and advanced metering programs have grown significantly over the past year, according to a new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report that charts progress in the number of demand response programs, the number of states introducing opportunities for demand response and the key role that demand response is playing in organized wholesale power markets.
On advanced metering, the report notes the rise in the number of large utilities that are planning to install advanced metering in the next several years, and that several states have taken actions ranging from the approval of smart meter projects or advanced meter deployment and re-establishing collaborative efforts and workshops to issuing rulemakings.
The report is available at: http://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/09-07-demand-response.pdf