Renewable energies such as wind and solar depend on weather influences and therefore supplying fluctuating power to the grids. In order to keep the grid stable and to cover the required energy quantities, so-called demand response may be used. This describes the shift of energy services in order to counteract increased feed-ins or bottlenecks in production. This approach can thus contribute to increased efficiency in electricity generation in a country through better integration of renewables, as it increases their share in electricity generation.
This indicator shows the demand response potential per country in GW.
Detailed information (PDF)
Download data (Excel)
Helmut, Berger; Eisenhut, Thomas; Polak, Sascha; Hinterberger, Robert, 2011
von Roon, Serafin; Gobmaier, Thomas, 2010
ETG-Task Force Demand Side Management, 2012
Element Energy Ltd., 2012