Balancing electricity supply with distribution network constraints

Date

2013-07

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Congrès International des Réseaux Electriques de Distribution (CIRED)

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Conference

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Yes

Abstract

The need for electricity demand to adapt to distribution network constraints and intermittent supply from renewable generators is widely recognised. However addressing both these goals simultaneously with a single demand side management scheme is difficult within a deregulated industry framework. This paper describes a scalable method by which electricity suppliers can shape demand from domestic and SME consumers, particularly that arising from adoption of heat pumps and electric vehicles. A process is proposed by which Distribution Network Operators notify a maximum power profile for each connection to the supplier, who then uses it to shape demand from each consumer so that DNO limits are satisfied as a priority, and demand responds to supply availability as far as possible.

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demand response, distribution network

Citation

Boait, P and Pakka, V. (2013) Balancing electricity supply with distribution network constraints. In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Electricity Distribution, Stockholm, July 2013. Paper 0289

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Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)