PR-DRIFT: Puerto Rico Demand Response Impact and Forecast Tool

Use the Puerto Rico Demand Response Impact and Forecast Tool (PR-DRIFT) to estimate potential impacts to the load profile of demand response, energy efficiency, variable renewable energy, and storage adoption.

NREL developed PR-DRIFT to help decision makers explore feasible future pathways to reduce territorywide electricity peak consumption and reach national targets, given projected solar, storage, and energy efficiency adoption. PR-DRIFT is a spreadsheet-based tool with customizable user inputs.

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PR-DRIFT is available as a Microsoft Excel file for you to use.

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PR-DRIFT was developed as part of a multilab effort to support recovery in Puerto Rico following devastating impacts of the 2017 hurricane season. PR-DRIFT builds off the previously developed Puerto Rico Energy Efficiency Analysis Tool. Learn more about NREL’s support in Puerto Rico.

Tutorial

Watch a tutorial on the PR-DRIFT tool on YouTube.

Publications

Puerto Rico Demand Response Impact and Forecast Tool (PR-DRIFT) - Beta Version, NREL Presentation (2022)

Contact

We welcome feedback on the beta version of the PR-DRIFT spreadsheet tool. If you have any comments, questions, or issues using PR-DRIFT, contact James Elsworth.