Interruptible Load Management: Literature and Practice
Paper in proceedings, 2001

This paper address the importance of interruptible load management (ILM) program as an approach to peak load capacity shortage problem, with special emphasis on deregulated electricity markets. The paper attempts to classify major trends in research towards this direction. International experiences on ILM practiced by various electric utilities, electricity markets, independent system operators (ISOs) around the world (i.e., Alberta, England and Wales, California, Australia, New York, New Zealand, Sweden and Taiwan) are presented along with descriptions of the structures of specific markets. The working mechanisms of ILM as implemented by those utilities/markets and their effectiveness in aiding system operation in peak load periods and contingencies are discussed.

deregulated electricity markets

Interruptible load management


demand-side bidding


Anh Tuan Le

Department of Electric Power Engineering, Electric power systems

Kankar Bhattacharya

33rd Annual North American Power Symposium, Texas, USA, Oct. 14-16, 2001

Vol. 1 1 406-413

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