NERC Functional Model - Demand Response Functions and Entities
The Functional Model Working Group (FMWG) formed a Functional Model Demand Response Advisory Team (FMDRAT) in mid-2010 to reassess the need to include a Demand Response (DR) Functional Entity in the Functional Model Version 6. T he assessment is summarized in its “Report on Assessing the Need for Introducing Demand Response Functions and Entities to the NERC Reliability Functional Model.” This report has been posted for an informal comment period through March 14, 2012.

Purpose / Industry Need:
In 2008, the FMWG set up a small advisory team to assess the need to create a DR function and a DR entity.  That advisory team concluded that such a function and related functional entity were not justified at that time. The advisory team also suggested that the FMWG reconsider the issue when developing Functional Model Version 5 (FM V5).  The advisory team recommended consideration of assigning such functions and responsibilities to functions and entities already defined in the Functional Model.

During its development of FM V5, the FMWG again concluded that there was no justification for defining a DR function and entity. The NERC Planning Committee approved FM V5 at its December 8-9, 2009 meeting and requested the FMWG reassess the need to include a DR Functional Entity in the Functional Model Version 6.

Draft Action Dates Results Consideration of Comments

Supporting Materials:
Functional Model

Unofficial Comment Form
Informal Comment Period


2/13/2012 - 3/14/2012 Comments Received>> Consideration of Comments>>
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