Californians saved the grid again. They should be paid more for it

Canary Media

East Bay Community Energy’s Chaset highlighted the potential for the Demand Side Grid Support program to take a crack at another problem with today’s demand response structures: their emphasis on only kicking in during emergencies.

He’s hoping the California Energy Commission will allow community choice aggregators ​to run programs that can deliver…emergency load reduction but also be much more integrated into wholesale markets,” he said. In other words, rather than focus on paying customers lots of money to avert emergencies, it might be a good idea to pay them less money more often to change how they’re consuming electricity in the first place to help prevent emergencies from happening.

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