The application and integration of a new product or service into an existing or new system. Most commonly, demonstration involves the construction and operation of a new electric technology interconnected with the electric utility system to demonstrate how it interacts with the system. This includes the impacts the technology may have on the system and the impacts that the larger utility system might have on the functioning of the technology.
The second stage of the Validation process, involving an Application that has successfully passed the first Verification stage. Demonstration involves testing an application using a large sample of users, looking at aspects such as cost-effectiveness, ease of use, and environmental impact. Any fine-tuning of the technical aspects of the application can also be done at this stage. A successful demonstration opens the way to the potential full-scale deployment of the application.