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How do you know your DR program is heading in the right direction?

Let’s look back on your DR journey so far…. You have spent time defining why your organisation is exploring demand response, and you have a vision that it will be a core part of your business operations at some point in the future. You are piloting a range of demand...

Can you afford to take a wait and see approach with Demand Response?

When developing Demand Response strategies, we talk about knowing why you are embarking on such a journey, deciding what services you will introduce and how you will introduce them. We need to also talk about the timing and when these services will be scaled out. I...

Does your organisation know what demand response means?

There remains no globally agreed definition for the terms Distributed Energy Resources (DER), and Demand Response (DR) and, like many other ambiguous terms in our industry, you may be thinking so what! Without clearly articulated and agreed definitions you run the...

SCALE: The final stage of the CLASS framework for demand response.

In recent weeks I have described the four steps of the CLASS framework for demand response. During the months when I was developing this framework, there was something constantly nagging at me. While the four steps of Clarify, Lead, Articulate, and Solve would deliver...

SOLVE: The ‘how’ in the CLASS framework for demand response.

Solve is the fourth step in the demand response CLASS framework and is where you move into detailed design and implementation; it is the 'how'. For many of us, and often to our detriment, ‘solve’ is the first step we take. After all, a large percentage of us in the...

ARTICULATE: step III of the CLASS demand response framework.

In this post, I introduce you to the third step in the CLASS framework, 'articulate', where we focus on making sure you have a consistent set of authentic messages that can be used by your internal stakeholders. By the start of this third step you will have an agreed...

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