Third Utility CEO Forum Background Paper: Electric Utility Load Research and DSM Programme Design

Undertaken By: PricewaterhouseCoopers,    Recent Publication: 2013

This paper illustrates some of the commonly adopted methods for load research and successful programme designs for rolling out DSM measures. Load research forms a critical component in the overall DSM process cycle as it helps electric utilities to identify strategic DSM measures and also quantify the resource potential for those measures. The paper also summarizes the key features of successful DSM programme designs adopted in South Africa, USA and their pilot prototypes in India.