Compensating demand-response resources in this way helps balance markets and removes barriers to the participation of demand-response resources in wholesale electricity markets. In theory, electricity customers would be indifferent as to whether market supply and demand balanced by generators or reduced demand. Simply speaking, then, logic follows that both resource types should be valued and compensated the same.
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