Technology Collaboration Programme

Task 13 – Demand Response Resources

Task 13 – Demand Response


The three main objectives of Task 13 work were to:

1) identify and develop the country-specific information needed to establish the potential for demand response;
2) perform the market and institutional assessment needed to set realistic goals for the contribution of DRR to sector objectives, and
3) mobilize technical and analytic resources needed to support the implementation of DRR programs and track their performance.

This Task has developed action-oriented tools that markets and regulators can use to incorporate DR in their daily operating practices. The tools are designed to provide methodologies and research resources to use when evaluating the best business case structure for DR in a market. All of the project tools are organized into the book, Task 13 Project Guidebook, which provides a roadmap for assessing DR integration into the market. In addition to the tools, the book can be used as a teaching guide for a DR professional certification programme.

Achieved Results

The objective of the Task were to deliver the necessary methodology, business processes, infrastructure, tools and implementation plans for the rapid deployment of a demand response program into participating country electricity markets to meet the specific goals and policy objectives of that market. The Task:

  • Established a common methodology for estimating demand response potential.
  • Created economic models to determine the impact of demand response programs on market prices, reserve margins, capacity markets and liquidity as well as the value of demand response from a private and public policy standpoint.
  • Integrated previous work of the Programme on demand response and created a platform for future work particularly on enabling technologies for demand response.
  • Allowed for project participation by IEA Member Countries as well as Non Member Countries and third party sponsors on a global or local basis.
  • Provided an extranet or Internet portal networking project participants into a project community of experts and as a platform for delivering intellectual property to the project participants.
  • Established demand response potential by country and market sector.
  • Determined specific objectives each country expected to achieve with their demand response programs.
  • Determined demand response best practices from an application and technology standpoint.
  • Identified the resources, infrastructure, investment and obstacles for each country in achieving their objectives.
  • Provided an implementation plan and “toolkit” for each country to achieve their demand response objectives.
  • Delivered the Intellectual Property created to project participants at the conclusion of each phase of the project.


Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United States

Task duration: February 2004 – December 2006


DRR Guidebook Acknowledgements
DRR Guidebook – Section 1 – Background Information
DRR Guidebook – Section 2 – Getting Started
DRR Guidebook – Section 3 – DR Resource Base
DRR Guidebook – Section 4 – Market Potential
DRR Guidebook – Section 5 – DR Valuation
DRR Guidebook – Section 6 – Technologies
DRR Guidebook – Section 7 – Market Barriers and Solutions
DRR Guidebook – Section 8 – Drafting the Business PlanDRR Guidebook – Appendices

Country Comparison Report
Estimating DR Market Potential Suvey
DR Technologies in Denmark
DR Technologies Template in Denmark

Task 13 Flyer

Annex 13 Legal Text

Communication Toolkit (2006)
Task 13 Communication Toolkit (pdf)
Task 13 Communication Toolkit – Guide, Template and Forms (pdf)

Marketplace Overview Australia
Marketplace Overview Denmark
Marketplace Overview Finland
Marketplace Overview Italy
Marketplace Overview Japan
Marketplace Overview Netherlands
Marketplace Overview Norway
Marketplace Overview Spain
Marketplace Overview USA

Australia DRR Subtask 5 Technology Database v1
Australia DRR Subtask 5 Technology Database v2