Demand Response (DR) is the act of reducing energy consumption from the grid at the direction of the NYISO.
Demand Response is provided by Demand Side Resources, which are electricity consumers located in New York State that enroll to take part in a specific DR program. These resources are capable of reducing the power consumed from the grid for discrete periods of time as directed by the NYISO.
NYISO's Demand Response programs pay qualifying participants to reduce their consumption ("load") for discrete periods of time.
Reliability-Based Programs - NYISO determines activation
Economic-Based Programs - Resource determines when to participate (through supply offers)