A demand-side response smart grid scheme to mitigate electrical peak demands and access renewable energy sources

Marwan, Marwan and Kamel, Fouad and Xiang, Wei (2010) A demand-side response smart grid scheme to mitigate electrical peak demands and access renewable energy sources. In: 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society (Solar 2010): Bringing Business and Research Together for a Better Tomorrow , 1-3 Dec 2010, Canberra, ACT. Australia.

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Growing demands are causing increased pressure on the electricity infrastructure and perpetually escalated energy prices. Typically, there are daily and seasonal demand fluctuations oscillating between excessive-peak and equally excessive-low demands. Peak demands, at times, are causing congestions on the transmission and distribution network associated with compromised quality, risk of outages and high-priced energy supply. Expensive-to-run power plants are usually operated for short periods of time to meet peak demands what makes their operation even more expensive. Low-demands, usually supplied by base-load power stations, could be driving the electrical capacity and network to be operated well below a sustainable economic feasibility. Spreading out the demand profile on a moderated level would achieve an improved utilization of the electrical infrastructure. This research presents a demand-side response scheme to be implemented at end-user's premises contributing shifting loads to the right time of the day targeting spreading out the demand profile and allowing utilization of renewable energy sources. The technology uses programmable internet relays controlling appliance switches to operate loads automatically. The paper presents simulations of the economic model corresponding to the above described scheme representing an incentive-based demand response. In the simulation the impact of these programs on load shape and peak load magnitudes, financial benefit to users as well as reduction of energy consumption are shown. The results demonstrated more moderated load profile at lesser peak load magnitude and reduced energy cost.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2010 AuSES. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2011 02:55
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 04:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: demand-side response; smart grid; peak demand; load curtailing; electronic switches; relay
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080501 Distributed and Grid Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850601 Energy Services and Utilities
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8936

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