It’s not too late to participate in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) voluntary demand response (DR) survey. FERC has extended its original July 31 deadline to Aug. 20 specifically to get more input from public power utilities.
The survey is collecting information on utilities’ demand response programs, including implementation of smart grid initiatives and time-of-use rates. According to Michele Suddleson of the American Public Power Association (APPA), many policy makers use the survey results to gauge how quickly various sectors of the industry are moving to implement DR. Given the strong national focus on these issues, it is important to show that the public power sector is actively pursuing demand response solutions.
Please download the survey form (pdf) and e-mail your responses to FERC by close of business, Friday Aug. 20. FERC provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) from previous surveys on its website, or you can direct your questions to 1-888-585-9232 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Help Public power show its success in the area or demand response!