Availability and Flexibility of Loads for the Provision of Reserve

Publication Type

Journal Article

Date Published

03/2015

Abstract

In the smart grid environment, reserve services (RS) are also expected from the demand side, taking into account the flexibility and availability of loads connected into the grid. This paper proposes a method to calculate the availability of thermal domestic loads for the provision of upward RS, considering some aspects regarding the constructive characteristics of the appliances, as well as the consumer habits and comfort preferences. A case study comprising 500 consumers with three types of domestic thermal loads (electric water heaters, air-conditioners, and refrigerators) will be used to illustrate the method.

Journal

IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Volume

6

Year of Publication

2015

Issue

2

Pagination

667 - 674

ISSN

1949-3053

Short Title

IEEE Trans. Smart Grid

Refereed Designation

Refereed