DR Events: A Behavioral Approach

DR Events: A Behavioral Approach

Since the electric system should start depending more on renewable energy sources and less on fossil fuels, a new challenge emerges. How energy consumption will be higher in moments when more renewable electricity is being produced, while it will be more restricted in times when gas-fired or coal-fired power plants exceed a lot the renewable production? This question is particularly critical for the residential sector that ranks as the second highest source of energy consumption with 26.8% of the total based on tonnes of oil equivalent, following the transportation sector with a respective percentage of 31.6%.

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