Do you want your participation in demand response to be hands-on?
Do you want to control what gets shut off and when, or do you feel more comfortable having a load reduction plan in place and letting the provider manage this for you during an event?
Most providers have software that set-up automatic controls with dashboards that will allow you to view real-time data on your performance.
These are typically an extra cost and may require an ‘opt-out’. Without knowing, you may end up paying for a system that you don’t want or need.
Knowing how you want to manage an event, BEFORE you sign a contract with a DR provider, will help you make sure you get a clear view of your own energy data.