Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff issues the Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering report annually in accordance with section 1252(e)(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.  The information presented in the report is based on publicly available data that is used to estimate demand response potential in the retail and wholesale markets.  The report also discusses state and federal updates to advanced metering infrastructure and demand response.

Definition of Demand Response: Changes in electric usage by demand-side resources from their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of electricity over time, or to incentive payments designed to induce lower electricity use at times of high wholesale market prices or when system reliability is jeopardized.

Definition of Advanced Metering: The Energy Information Administration defines advanced meters as “meters that measure and record usage data at a minimum, in hourly intervals and provide usage data at least daily to energy companies and may also provide data to consumers.  Data are used for billing and other purposes.  Advanced meters include basic hourly interval meters and extend to real-time meters with built-in two-way communication capable of recording and transmitting instantaneous data.


This page was last updated on February 14, 2023