Demand-Side Management

(DSM)
  The process of managing the consumption of energy, generally to optimize available and planned generation resources.
  A technology or program that encourages customers to use electricity differently.
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  A utility action that reduces or curtails end-use equipment or processes. DSM is often used in order to reduce customer load during peak demand and/or in times of supply constraint. DSM includes programs that are focused, deep, and immediate such as the brief curtailment of energy-intensive processes used by a utility's most demanding industrial customers, and programs that are broad, shallow, and less immediate such as the promotion of energy-efficient equipment in residential and commercial sectors.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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  Also known as "DSM," these programs consist of the planning, implementing, and monitoring activities of electric utilities that are designed to encourage consumers to change their level and pattern of electricity usage.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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