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Demand Response

Demand response is a reduction in the electric utility power consumption by a customer in order to better match the demand for power with the supply. Electric utilities have traditionally adjusted supply to match demand; however, there are limits to these methods because some generating units are slow to respond, are very expensive to operate, and/or demand can exceed total power capacity. Demand response adjusts the demand for power instead of adjusting the supply through multiple methods, including simple off-peak metering, where tariffs are static, and smart metering, where tariffs are dynamic.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. Johnson Controls
 
 
228
2. Causam Enterprises
 
 
151
3. Inventor
 
 
118
4. Google (Alphabet)
 
 
102
5. ENEL
 
 
96
6. Samsung
 
 
85
7. Honeywell
 
 
81
8. Itron
 
 
73
9. Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
 
 
72
10. Lutron Technology Company Llc
 
 
54




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Consumer devices
  •  
    1346
    624 HVAC+Water , 349 Appliances , 163 Smart Meters , 100 Outlets , 49 Lights , 29 GUIs , 21 Backup , 11 Protection
  • Grid devices
  •  
    189
    140 Comm , 25 Protection circuits , 10 Switches , 9 Power routers , 5 GUIs
  • Methods
  •  
    763
    572 Financial , 43 Control , 43 Demand Modeling , 34 Weather , 31 Outage/restoration methods , 22 Critical infrastructure methods , 18 Other


    Recent Published Activity in Demand Response as of September 18, 2020