Price-Based Demand-Side Management For Reducing Peak Demand In Electrical Distribution Systems – With Examples From Gothenburg
Conference contribution, 2012
The electricity sector is facing major challenges in the near future such as changes in the electricity usage, ageing infrastructure and increased amount of renewable intermittent electricity generation. To cope with these challenges demand side management may play an important role. This paper discuss different demand side management options and concludes that to achieve as optimal demand response as possible, without aggregating the demand, it is vital to combine different demand response option. Real-time pricing (RTP) appears to be the most suitable choice to increase the possible amount of renewable energy generation. However, to avoid increased peak demand locally, RTP could be combined with other programs. Other types of contracts where the retailer controls and aggregates the customers’ loads, e.g. the heat system, could also be implemented but has not been discussed in this paper.
Electric distribution system
Demand Side Management