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Demand Response Polices for the Implementation of Smart Grids
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric power and energy systems.
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

With the grasp of a smart grid in sight, discussions have shifted the focus of system security measures away from generation capacity; apart from modifying the supply side, demand may also be exploited to keep the system in balance. Specifically, Demand Response (DR) is the concept of consumer load modification as a result of price signaling, generation adequacy, or state of grid reliability. Implementation of DR mechanisms is one of the solutions being investigated to improve the efficiency of electricity markets and to maintain system-wide stability.

 In a liberalized electricity sector, with a smart grid vision that is committed to market-based operation, end-users have now become the focal point of decision-making at every stage of the process in producing, delivering and consuming electricity. DR program implementation falls within the smart grid domain: a complex socio-technical energy system with a multiplicity of physical, economic, political and social interactions. This thesis thus employs both qualitative and quantitative research methods in order to address the ways in which residential end-users can become active DR flexibility providers in deregulated European electricity markets. The research focuses on economic incentives including dynamic pricing contracts, dynamic distribution price signals and the aggregation of load flexibility for participation in the various short-term electricity markets. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Delft, NL: Delft University of Technology , 2016. , 247 p.
TRITA-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; 2016:009
Keyword [en]
demand response, smart grids, dynamic pricing, balancing, policy, tariffs
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Economics
Research subject
Electrical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-183024ISBN: 978-94-6169-842-1OAI: diva2:906745
Public defence
2016-03-18, Aula Congress Centre, Mekelweg 5, 2628CC, Delft, the Netherlands, 10:00 (English)
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies (SETS)

The Doctoral Degrees issued upon completion of the programme are issued by Comillas Pontifical University, Delft University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The invested degrees are official in Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden, respectively.

QC 20160225

Available from: 2016-02-25 Created: 2016-02-25 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

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