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March 15, 2010
Brattle Leads Team of Consultants in Developing a Draft National Action Plan for Demand Response

The Brattle Group led a team of consultants that assisted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff in preparing a draft version of the National Action Plan for Demand Response. The National Action Plan is the second stage of a three-stage process required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and is intended to be an action plan for the nation for implementation by states, localities, and regions. The draft plan was developed after extensive outreach to solicit input from a broad range of industry stakeholders, government entities, and trade associations. Brattle also led this outreach effort, the results of which were summarized in A Discussion Draft on Possible Elements for the National Action Plan, released in October 2009. This built upon A National Assessment of Demand Response Potential, which was filed by FERC staff with Congress in June 2009. Brattle was also the lead consultant in the preparation of the Assessment. The draft National Action Plan was released on Thursday, March 11 by the FERC staff for final comments, which must be received by April 8, 2010. The FERC staff will consider these comments when finalizing the plan to be submitted to Congress in summer 2010. To read the Draft for Comment of the National Action Plan on Demand Response, please visit the FERC website