Definition: Demand Side Management

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Demand Side Management

The term for all activities or programs undertaken by Load-Serving Entity or its customers to influence the amount or timing of electricity they use.[1]

Wikipedia Definition

Reegle Definition

Demand side management focuses on the idea that whatever doesn’t have to be use at peak times (morning and evening highs) should be programmed to run at a later time (a washing machine). This would reduce peak loads often supplied by peak load boilers running on more expensive and less sustainable fuel., Policies and programmes for influencing the demand for goods and/or services.

In the energy sector, DSM aims at reducing the demand for electricity and energy sources. DSM helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (IPCC), Demand side management focuses on the idea that whatever doesn?t have to be use at peak times (morning and evening highs) should be programmed to run at a later time (a washing machine). This would reduce peak loads often supplied by peak load boilers running on more expensive and less sustainable fuel.


Also Known As
Energy demand management
Related Terms
energyelectricity generationdemandpeak demandoff-peaksmart grid
References
  1. Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards


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