End-user's tools towards an efficient electricity consumption: the dynamic smart grid

Kamel, Fouad and Kist, Alexander A. (2010) End-user's tools towards an efficient electricity consumption: the dynamic smart grid. In: PCO 2010: 3rd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization , 2-4 Feb 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Growing uncontrolled electrical demands have caused increased supply requirements. This causes volatile electronic markets and has detrimental unsustainable environmental impacts. The market is presently characterized by regular daily peak demand conditions associated with high electricity prices. A demand-side response system can limit peak demands to an acceptable level. The proposed scheme is based on energy demand and price information which is available online. An online server is used to communicate the information of electricity suppliers to users, who are able to use the information to manage and control their own demand. A configurable, intelligent switching system is used to control local loads during peak events and manage the loads at other times as necessary. The aim is to shift end user loads towards periods where energy demand and therefore also prices are at the lowest. As a result, this will flatten the load profile and avoiding load peaks which are costly for suppliers. The scheme is an endeavour towards achieving a dynamic smart grid demand-side-response environment using information-based communication and computer-controlled switching. Diffusing the scheme shall lead to improved electrical supply services and controlled energy consumption and prices.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2010 02:56
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrical energy; electricity distribution; peak demand; electricity supplier; electricity user; demand side response; smart grid
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960702 Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1063/1.3459783
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8280

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