ENBIS-16 in Sheffield

11 – 15 September 2016; Sheffield Abstract submission: 20 March – 4 July 2016

Load Control Demand Reduction Estimation in the Context of a Smart Grid Demonstrator

14 September 2016, 10:30 – 10:50


Submitted by
Paul Haering
Paul Haering (EIFER)
In the context of energy planning and smart grids, one of the major issue of demand side management is to estimate the baseline, the consumption which would have been measured without load control, in order to assess the load power reduction reflecting how participants respond to load shedding requests. This is a major challenge to overcome to better integrate demand response in electricity market and thus allow high penetration of intermittent renewable energy.
A few years ago, the French energy regulatory commission set up rules, the latest version of which is NEBEF 2.1, which defines the baseline estimation methods that are valid for calculating load power reduction. It also support the testing of new methods that permit an accurate estimation of load management actions.
An innovative method which is based on an algorithm inspired by L. Hatton et al. has been tested in the frame of a French Smart Grid demonstration project. It relies on the selection of historical load curves, such that the distance between their average load and the load profile measured hours before and after the load shedding request is minimal. Although the method has been applied only to limited data sets, it has shown promising results so far.

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