Clean Grid Vision: A U.S. Perspective - Chapter 4. Demand-Side Development

Jeffrey Logan, Ella Zhou, Elaine Hale, Paige Jadun

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This chapter focuses on recent developments on the demand side of the electricity system in the United States and beyond. After decades of slow-moving change in power system technology, business models, regulatory structures, and even financing schemes, changes on the demand side are accelerating rapidly. These changes are also more tightly linking the supply side with the demand side. This chapter provides high-level summaries of traditional subjects like demand-side management, which includes energy efficiency and demand response, and then transition to a subject that has gathered increasing attention as the most dynamic change likely to impact power systems in the coming decades: beneficial electrification. In each case, we attempt to address the impacts on system flexibility to the degree possible. These demand-side subjects are widely considered essential elements of a clean grid strategy.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages57
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5C00-78645


  • Clean Grid Vision
  • demand response
  • electrification
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable integration


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