Flexible Load Interruptions in a Virtual Power Plant

Evangelos Rikos, Tomai Tomtsi, Stathis Tselepis, Nikos Hatziargyriou, Pekka Koponen

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    Abstract

    The increasing needs of human population and the supremacy of automation in every day life, in addition to the environmental pollution and the greenhouse gases have revealed the emergency of searching for different and efficient ways to control and manage the energy consumed. In the same direction, the local government in many countries has given strong financial direct and indirect motivations for energy reduction, showing the importance of the energy saving issue nowadays. One of the methods widely adopted in some European countries for the reduction of electricity consumption is the preordaining or not interruptions of specific loads in different premises (houses, hotels, industries e.t.c). In this study, the results of real life experiments are presented. Several load interruptions have been performed in four sites in the region of Athens indicating of how the characterized as "flexible" loads of each site as well as the site occupants respond to certain interruptions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event6th Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition on Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, MedPower 2008 - Thessaloniki, Greece
    Duration: 2 Nov 20085 Nov 2008

    Conference

    Conference6th Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition on Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, MedPower 2008
    Abbreviated titleMedPower 2008
    CountryGreece
    CityThessaloniki
    Period2/11/085/11/08

    Keywords

    • Energy saving
    • flexible load
    • load interruption
    • thermal behavior
    • electricity reduction

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    Rikos, E., Tomtsi, T., Tselepis, S., Hatziargyriou, N., & Koponen, P. (2008). Flexible Load Interruptions in a Virtual Power Plant. Paper presented at 6th Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition on Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, MedPower 2008, Thessaloniki, Greece.