Guide: An Introduction to Demand Side Response

A complete beginner's guide to DSR, what the opportunities are, and why they exist

Are you confused by demand side response?

It’s no surprise. The energy landscape is a complex place.

Despite the fact the market for demand side response is rapidly growing, there is still a significant amount of industry and commerce that still don’t understand it. With the changing opportunities and mixed marketing messages throughout the energy industry over the years, this guide is here to definitively break down DSR.

Whether you’re new to the topic, or looking for some clarification, in this guide, you will learn:

  • What DSR is
  • Why DSR  exists – energy landscape context
  • The different forms of DSR that exist
  • The opportunities available within DSR
  • Who can participate in DSR
  • The additional areas that can be leveraged with DSR in place

All with a view to building the strongest possible foundation for your business’ holistic energy strategy.

Author: Wayne Muncaster

Wayne is a regular industry speaker and advocate for enhanced energy services and demand side response. He’s also managing director at GridBeyond.

With over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector and since starting with British Gas back in the early 90’s, Wayne has seen the energy landscape change significantly and is ideally placed to provide advice and education on this complex market.

With the influx of renewable energy and with National Grid requiring the help of technologically advanced energy service providers and large energy consumers to ensure the UK can reach it’s green goals, Wayne’s invaluable knowledge and expertise have secured him a spot as one of the industry’s authoritative voices.