What are the benefits of demand response?

  • Enables more flexibility and resilience for our nation’s electric grid
  • Allows a consumer to control energy costs and directly benefit from becoming a resource to the grid
  • Increases the overall efficiency of the electric grid, reducing the need for additional generation
  • Expands the ability for energy to be managed to the benefit of all participants on the electric grid
  • Reduces the need for fossil fuel generation, enabling the electric grid to become more environmentally friendly

AEMA members tour Alcoa’s Warwick Plant and demand response center.