We have updated the demand response principles we first set out in a 2015 information paper. Our demand response principles are intended to be a useful and pragmatic guide to encourage and promote the best use of demand response for the long-term benefit of consumers.

Our 2018 update reduces the original 2015 principles from six to four, and uses simpler language to make the principles easier to understand. Our 2018 update paper also includes a separate section testing the updated principles against four example demand response initiatives.

We have also published a separate decision paper setting out our responses to submissions on our 2015 information paper.