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Transforming DR and smart-grid policies into reality.
16. NIST Report at 7.
17. Smart Grid Policy , 128 FERC ¶ 61,060 (2009).
18. This is the amount of demand response enrolled in any type of program or committed to make load reductions, not the amount of load reductions actually delivered.
19. 2008 Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering , at i, 33.
20. “A National Assessment of Demand Response Potential, Staff Report, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,” at xii, 27-28, June 2009. The FERC’s 2009 Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering did not update its 2008 survey, but promised an update in the next report. FERC Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering , p.1, September 2009.
21. This is the cost of meeting 188 GW of demand with an equal amount of new plant construction at a conservative total installed cost of $800/kW.
22. Statement of Chairman Jon Wellinghoff on Demand Response Report , June 18, 2009.
23. The National Assessment of Demand Response Potential in fact provides an interactive computer program that allows anyone, by altering the input assumptions, to estimate what level of demand response is achievable, on a state-by-state basis.
24. See, Section 529 of EISA.
26. Id. at 14 (noting that a fuller discussion of these barriers is contained in the FERC’s National Assessment of Demand Response Potential , issued in June 2009).
27. 128 FERC ¶ 61,263 (2009).