Managing Energy Resources and Regulations

The application of Demand Side Management (DSM) strategies by Energy Utility companies have recently been championed as a measure to bring about desired energy efficiency measures in the United Kingdom.

However, there have been limited incentives for energy utility companies to invest in DSM in a market based on the quantity of electricity sold if there are no clear financial returns.

This lack of incentives has affected the anticipated projections for the growth of DSM strategies.


Write a 2,200-word REPORT that critically analyse the following Demand Side Management (DSM) strategies and describe the DRIVERS and BARRIERS to their implementation:

  1. Demand Side Response
  2. Distributed Generation
  3. Demand Reduction

The drivers and barriers should be with respect to the technological, financial and institutional trends of the policy driving DSM.

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