Demand-side management involves reducing electricity use through activities or programs that promote electric energy efficiency or conservation, or more efficient management of electric energy loads. These efforts may:
Promote high efficiency building practices
Promote the purchase of energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® products
Encourage the transition from incandescent lighting to more efficient compact fluorescent lighting
Encourage customers to shift non-critical usage of electricity from high-use periods to after 7 p.m. or before 11 a.m.
Consist of programs providing limited utility control of customer equipment such as air conditioners
Promote energy awareness and education
To improve the analysis, planning and delivery of demand-side management resources, the Company completes a systemwide study to identify the potential of demand-side management resources and their related costs over a 20 year horizon. The study is designed to assist with the planning and modeling efforts of our Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and as a result is generally updated every two to three years for relevancy. Links to the study and related documents are below.
2013 study documents:
2011 study documents:
2007 study documents:
Programs for Customers
For more information on demand-side management programs, please visit our customer Web sites: