Review of Load Response Programs in the Northeast
Synapse prepared a report which examined the goals of load response programs under development in wholesale markets. This report detailed existing programs in the Northeast, describing in general terms the mechanisms available to meet those goals, presented issues that could be barriers to efficient programs, and offered recommendations for moving toward a market in which demand could influence the supply curve through customer opportunities to respond to peak prices and reliability concerns. Synapse participated in stakeholder meetings in New England to develop a load response program for the summer of 2001. Project completed in January 2002.