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27888 Peak load reduction of multiple water heaters: Respecting consumer comfort and money savings
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Belov, A. and Vasenev, A. and Kartak, V. and Meratnia, N. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2016) Peak load reduction of multiple water heaters: Respecting consumer comfort and money savings. In: Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenComm), 14-17 Nov 2016. IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5090-2753-8

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Demand Response programs can allow residential electricity consumers to cut their energy bills. However, in case of contingencies in the energy system when the guaranteed peak load reduction is needed, comfort of consumers can be significantly deteriorated and they can choose to opt out. This paper investigates the possibility of peak load reduction and yet highly respecting consumers' comfort by coordinating a group of electric tank water heaters. The proposed peak shaving mechanism accounts for interests of both utility companies and their customers. It employs two optimization models tailored to the needs of both sides to optimally schedule individual water heaters. The suggested Simulation results show the potential of the proposed mechanism to provide the guaranteed peak load reduction thus contributing to the stability of the electrical grid, while transparent balancing between comfort-money and comfort-energy incorporated in the control scheme is of interest and use to green consumers.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-PS: Pervasive Systems, EWI-SCS: Services, Cyber security and Safety
Research Program:CTIT-General
Research Project:Go Green: Greener House Through A Self-learning, Privacy-aware User-centric Energy-aware Wireless Monitoring And Control System, IRENE: Improving The Robustness Of Urban Electricity Networks
ID Code:27888
Deposited On:11 April 2017
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