Demand-side management (DSM)

What is Demand-side management (DSM)?

Demand-side management (DSM) meaning 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.


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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