Demand-side-response (DSR) in the UK
WHITEPAPER: Demand-Side-Response helps National Grid manage peaks & troughs
Storing electricity cannot be managed in a viable manner, so at any moment in time, electricity demand and supply must be equal. Every second of every minute of every hour, National Grid must maintain this vital balance; too much electricity, and equipment could fail, too little, and there is a risk of blackouts.
Demand-Side-Response (DSR) technologies help National Grid to manage peaks and troughs in electricity supply and demand – for example when a power station fails – and in the process, help to reduce UK carbon emissions and provide a more robust energy network.
"Did you know that you can make a profit on helping the UK National Grid keep the balance between electricity supply and demand to ensure there are NO power blackouts?
Roger Watterson, Country Manager, DEIF (UK) Limited