Demand Side Management (DSM) is fast gaining momentum. Most state electricity regulators have announced DSM regulations for their respective states. These efforts must be bolstered by well-designed and actionable DSM programmes. Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (Shakti) is helping to advance DSM efforts at the national and state level by building stakeholder capacities and strengthening the overall DSM ecosystem. Our core focus areas are:
Demand Response: Demand response is a load management measure that can help balance supply and demand by encouraging customers to curtail usage during times of high demand. Shakti is engaging with utilities and other stakeholders to develop best practices and models that promote Demand Response programmes across the country.
End User Efficiency: DSM has immense potential for achieving efficiency across dominant end uses applications like lighting, cooling, refrigeration, motors and pumping etc. Shakti is supporting the scaling up of these measures.
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Demand response is a Demand Side Management measure that can help balance supply and demand by encouraging customers to curtail usage during times of high demand. Shakti is engaging with utilities and other stakeholders to develop best practices and models that promote Demand Response programmes across the country.