Puerto Rico Demand Response Impact and Forecast Tool (PR-DRIFT) - Beta Version

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Due to high fossil fuel imports, high electricity rates, an unreliable electricity grid, and 100% renewable electricity goals, demand response can play a crucial role for the Puerto Rico electricity grid. The Puerto Rico Demand Response Impact and Forecast Tool (PR-DRIFT) is a spreadsheet-based tool in which users can estimate the potential impacts of demand response, energy efficiency, and VRE and storage adoption in Puerto Rico from 2021 through 2040. The tool includes projections for solar, wind, and battery adoption based on released RFPs and energy targets (including Act-17 2019) to generate a projected net load profile for each hour through 2040. Based on user inputs and default assumptions, the tool also projects load profile impacts of demand response and energy efficiency, and is specifically focused on highlighting projected demand response technical potential. This demand response technical potential can be used by local utilities, regulators, program administrators, or researchers to help design demand response programs for larger impact.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5R00-81363


  • Act-17
  • battery storage
  • demand flexibility
  • demand response
  • energy efficiency
  • forecast
  • load forecast
  • load shed
  • load shift
  • net load
  • projection
  • Puerto Rico
  • solar


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