Business Model for Household Flexibility - a Case Study

Matti Aro (Corresponding author), Kalevi Piira, Kari Mäki

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Abstract

Power system transition from conventional power generation towards renewables poses a challenge for power system management. Distributed and intermittent sources of electricity require more flexibility from demand side. The potential of households to provide significant amount of flexibility has been recognized for decades already, but lack of sufficient incentives for household consumers has prevented a widespread adoption of such flexibility. This paper presents results from a business pilot project that took place in Finland in 2019. The main project partner was a heat pump manufacturing company NIBE, adopting the role of sub-aggregator. During the pilot, flexibility was activated in real households using NIBE’s Uplink platform. From the end user point of view, the occupants were not able to notice any changes in their living conditions related to the flexibility control piloted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIRED 2021 - The 26th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology IET
Pages3211-3215
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83953-591-8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event26th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2021: Online - Virtual
Duration: 20 Sep 202123 Sep 2021

Conference

Conference26th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2021
Abbreviated titleCIRED 2021
Period20/09/2123/09/21

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