Integrated Demand-Side Management

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Programs:
Market Drivers and Barriers, Technology Trends, and Global Market Forecasts

Integrated demand-side management (IDSM) has been a topic among DSM professionals and utilities for a decade. However, efforts to integrate energy efficiency and demand response (DR) in utility programs thus far have been challenging. Energy efficiency and DR have traditionally been siloed within utilities, with misaligned goals and barriers to transferring funds between programs. Today, the integration of DSM programs has become increasingly popular, especially in places such as California, where the combination of energy efficiency and DR programs has been used as a fundamental part of the state’s energy planning and strategy.

The key drivers for advancing IDSM include technical, policy, and economic factors. Many of these drivers, such as increasing DSM goals, targeted DSM programs, and smart thermostats, point to robust growth in the global IDSM market. However, barriers such as utility organizational structures, vendor incentives, and appropriate cost-effectiveness measurements must be addressed first. The largest region for spending on IDSM is expected to be North America, primarily centered in the United States. This trend is expected to hold true throughout the forecast, even though other regions will eventually start to implement IDSM programs. According to Navigant Research, global IDSM spending is expected to grow from $39.8 million in 2016 to $1.2 billion in 2025.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for IDSM, with a focus on energy efficiency and DR programs. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including drivers and barriers, associated with IDSM. Global market forecasts for spending, segmented by region, extend through 2025. The report also examines the history and evolution of DSM, as well as the common definitions of IDSM.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What is integrated demand-side management (IDSM)?
  • What technologies are involved in IDSM programs?
  • What are the key drivers and barriers to the implementation of IDSM?
  • How much will be invested in IDSM over the next 10 years?
  • Which regions will see the most growth in spending on IDSM?
  • Who are some of the utilities implementing IDSM programs?
Who needs this report?
  • Demand-side management (DSM) vendors
  • Utilities
  • Energy management hardware and software providers
  • Thermostat vendors
  • Utilities
  • Regulators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Introduction to Integrated Demand-Side Management

1.2  Market Drivers

1.3  Market Barriers

1.4  Market Forecast

2. Market Issues        

2.1  History and Evolutionary Path of Demand-Side Management Programs

2.2  Definition of IDSM

2.2.1     Definition of Energy Efficiency

2.2.2     Definition of DR

2.3  Drivers for Integrated DSM

2.3.1     Increasing DSM Goals and Regulatory Pressures

2.3.1.1  North America

2.3.1.1.1      California Investor-Owned Utilities

2.3.1.1.2      NV Energy

2.3.1.2  Europe

2.3.1.2.1      United Kingdom

2.3.1.3  Asia Pacific

2.3.1.3.1      China

2.3.1.3.2      Japan

2.3.2     Program Cost Reduction Potential

2.3.3     Smart Thermostats

2.3.3.1  Thermostat Analytics

2.3.4     Targeted DSM

2.3.4.1  Con Ed

2.3.4.1  National Grid

2.3.5     Grid Modernization

2.3.5.1  Central Hudson Gas & Electric

2.3.6     Dynamic Pricing

2.3.7     Carbon Regulations

2.3.7.1  U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan

2.3.7.2  European Union

2.3.8     Electric and Gas Integration

2.3.9     Competitive Retailer Energy Suppliers

2.4  Barriers for Integrated DSM

2.4.1     Utility Resistance to Change

2.4.2     Regulated Utility Organizational Structure and Budgets

2.4.3     Energy Audits

2.4.4     Cost-Effectiveness and M&V Challenges

2.4.5     Vendor Conflicts

2.4.6     Customer Engagement

3. Market Forecasts   

3.1  Forecast Introduction

3.2  Assumptions Guiding this Forecast

3.2.1     A Note on Report Scope and Market Sizing

3.3  Global IDSM Spending

3.4  Conclusions and Recommendations

4. Acronym and Abbreviation List

5. Table of Contents

6. Table of Charts and Figures

7. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Share of Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016
  • Share of Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2025
  • CAGR of IDSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Integrated DSM Spending by Sector, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Residential Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • C&I Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Program Diagram for IDSM Task Force
  • NV Energy’s mPowered Thermostat and Mobile App
  • DR Development in Europe 2015
  • EcoFactor Thermostat Analytics Savings versus Programmable Communicating Thermostats
  • Brooklyn/Queens Substation Projected Peak Demand vs. Current Capabilities
  • Anticipated BQDM 2018 Portfolio
  • DemandLink Program Timeline

List of Tables

  • Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Residential Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • C&I Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Share of Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016 and 2025
  • Growth of Integrated DSM Spending, Year-over-Year, World Markets: 2017-2025
  • CAGR of Integrated DSM Spending by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025

Report Details

  • Pages: 45
  • Tables, Charts,
    Figures:
    20
  • Release Date: 1Q16
  • Release File(s): PDF* and Excel *Indicates primary report file.

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