California regulators have released a plan that could radically change the way demand response is managed in the state

 

In an Aug. 30 proposed decision (PDF), the California Public Utilities Commission laid out a path for fuel-fired generators to be phased out of the state’s demand-side resource mix by 2018, and for today’s utility program-centered model to shift toward an open market for third-party energy services by decade’s end.

 

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