CABA Information Series
(IS-2014-165) The Evolution of Communications for Demand Response
This paper, presented by Comverge, describes the evolution of communication platforms for demand response, including paging, AMI, ZigBee Gateway, WI-FI and Cellular. The pros and cons of each platform are discussed, including relative costs, including the likely future direction of the market. A handy comparison table referencing the key functions of each platform and a relative total cost of ownership comparison table are both provided. This paper summarized the overall business considerations for the various communication technologies.