Assessing the success of electricity demand response programs: a meta-analysis

Aman Srivastava, Steven van Passel, Erik Laes

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This paper conducts a meta-analysis of 32 electricity demand response programs in the residential sector to understand whether their success is dependent on specific characteristics. The paper analyses several regression models using various combinations of variables that capture the designs of the programs and the socio-economic conditions in which the programs are implemented. The analysis reveals that demand response programs are more likely to succeed in highly urbanized areas, in areas where economic growth rates are high, and in areas where the renewable energy policy is favorable. These findings provide useful guidance in determining where and how to implement future demand response programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-117
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Research and Social Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


  • Demand response
  • Demand side management
  • Meta-analysis
  • Residential electricity


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