In parallel with the various forms of dispatchable Demand Response, there also exists a number of different methods through which the energy user might choose to activate Demand Response on their own, without being dispatched by a third party.
As shown in this diagram, these self-dispatch decisions are made in response to some form of time-sensitive pricing – which includes the following permutations:
1) Time of use (TOU) charges;
2) Critical peak pricing (CPP);
3) Real-time pricing (RTP); and
the diagram also references System Peak Response Transmission Tariff (4CP Response), though our view is that non-dispatchable DR in relation to peak network loading could also be described under one of the three categories above.