CABA Information Series

(IS-2012-128) Is the time ripe for gas demand response?

This report from principals at the Brattle Group examines the effectiveness of managing natural gas consumption by residential customers. Electric companies are increasing the consumption of gas for running electric generators at peak times. This is causing fluctuating gas prices during the day. Decreasing residential consumption through thermostat setbacks by a few degrees is proposed. The authors claim that customers would accept such programs based on some studies in Canada and the United States.






















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