As part of the three-day Energy Days symposium held in Berlin, Germany, RAP principal Meg Gottstein and senior associate Andreas Jahn joined respected speakers Dr. Dorothee Mühl from the Ministry of Economics and Technology and Dr. Marian Klobasa of the Fraunhofer Institute for a panel discussion on the importance of demand-side resources. Ms. Gottstein and Mr. Jahn explored international experiences with demand response against the backdrop of the four dimensions of system reliability: reserves, regulation, capacity, and emergency response. They highlighted experiences from New England and the Danish island of Bornholm to underscore that demand response is a reliable, competitive, and low-cost resource option. In the US, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission paved the way for demand response in the competitive market by issuing orders to create a level playing field with other resources. The orders address compensation for the flexibility and reliability benefits offered by demand response. (Presentation in German: Internationale Erfahrungen der aktiven Einbindung der Nachfrage: Input für die deutsche Diskussion)