Smart use of electricity: How to get consumers involved?

S. Annala, S. Viljanen, Jussi Tuunanen, Kristiina Hukki

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Abstract

More active demand side participation is promoted as a solution to various problems in the electricity markets and networks. Perhaps the most discussed option of increasing consumer participation is demand response. However, getting consumers to join programs that involve variable prices and/or direct control of consumer appliances may prove challenging. Consumers have doubts about how much of their consumption they can shift and direct control of appliances also raises many concerns (e.g. how the control system adapts to changes in consumer's own needs). Microgeneration can target many of the same problems as demand response and it may also give clearer signals to change consumption patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2013, 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages7056-7061
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-0224-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Nov 201313 Nov 2013
Conference number: 39

Conference

Conference39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013
Abbreviated titleIECON 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/11/1313/11/13

Keywords

  • distributed power generation
  • electricity supply industry deregulation
  • load management
  • power demand
  • smart grids

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    Annala, S., Viljanen, S., Tuunanen, J., & Hukki, K. (2013). Smart use of electricity: How to get consumers involved? In Proceedings: IECON 2013, 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 7056-7061) https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2013.6700303