Automated demand response for energy efficiency and emissions reduction

Tariq Samad, Edward Koch

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Automated demand response is gaining increasing popularity nationally and internationally. Initial programs have been launched primarily for economic considerations: the high marginal cost of peak generation for utilities, overall energy costs for customers. But demand response also has an important role to play in mitigating climate change and otherwise addressing the adverse environmental impacts of energy production and consumption. Dynamic demand adjustment can help minimize electricity generation from fossil fuels and take better advantage of renewable generation when and where available. Automation of demand response is essential for realizing these objectives, especially given the variability and uncertainty associated with wind and solar power. Features that are critical to incorporate include rapid response to dispatches, integration of distributed storage and generation, and optimization over dynamic and uncertain forecasts. The OpenADR protocol, developed with the support of the California Electricity Commission, is emerging as a standard to facilitate the deployment of automated demand response, especially in commercial and industrial sectors. OpenADR projects are under way in the U.S., Europe, and Asia that are motivated in part by environmental concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 7 2012May 10 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
ISSN (Print)2160-8555
ISSN (Electronic)2160-8563

Other

Other2012 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/7/125/10/12

Keywords

  • Demand response
  • OpenADR
  • ancillary services
  • energy efficiency
  • energy storage
  • green buildings
  • regulation
  • renewables integration

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