Looking at the big picture is one of the things that a network utility needs to be doing continuously. Visualizing how the utility will look like as part of this energy transition through a holistic approach will help define a roadmap that balances the shorter and longer term benefits that can accrue for the ROI evaluation. This will help ensure that the value of technologies and systems deployed today are fit for the future needs and that their value can be efficiently exploited in both the shorter and longer terms.

That means defining how to deploy smart grid related and other technologies with a whole-system perspective, while also looking at multiple value drivers and the way technologies and market players can interconnect and coordinate to optimize the realization of these benefits. One of the tools that will play a part in this future is demand response and this paper looks at how demand response fits within an Optimized Network Utility.

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