Research and analysis

Future potential for Demand Side Response in Great Britain

A research report on the potential of demand side response up to 2035.



The Department for Energy and Climate Change commissioned Frontier Economics and Sustainability First to undertake research into the potential of demand side response in the electricity market up to 2035.

The report quantifies the volume of DSR by technology type and sector that could be available in near time and longer term and the volume that could be realistically achieved to help with security of supply.

The range of users for DSR, the technical requirements for each and the interactions between different market players are summarised. Various revenue streams and costs of different DSR types are outlined to understand the market conditions needed to bring forward specific types of DSR in the future.