A summary of demand response in electricity markets

M. H. Albadi*, E. F. El-Saadany

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This paper presents a summary of Demand Response (DR) in deregulated electricity markets. The definition and the classification of DR as well as potential benefits and associated cost components are presented. In addition, the most common indices used for DR measurement and evaluation are highlighted, and some utilities' experiences with different demand response programs are discussed. Finally, the effect of demand response in electricity prices is highlighted using a simulated case study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1989-1996
Number of pages8
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Demand response
  • Electricity markets
  • Price elasticity
  • Real time pricing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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