Assessment of Domestic Load Suitable for Smart Consumer Load Participation

Macarena Martin Almenta*, John Morrow, Robert Best

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Abstract

This study characterizes the domestic loads suitable to participate in the load participation scheme to make the power system more carbon and economically efficient by shifting the electricity demand profile towards periods when there is plentiful renewable in-feed.

A series of experiments have been performed on a common fridge-freezer, both completely empty and half full. The results presented are ambient temperature, temperature inside the fridge, temperature inside the drawer of the fridge, temperature inside the freezer, thermal time constants, power consumption and electric energy consumed.

The thermal time constants obtained clearly demonstrate the potential of such refrigeration load for Smart Customer Load Participation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 48TH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES' POWER ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (UPEC)
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event48th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 02 Sep 201305 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference48th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period02/09/201305/09/2013

Keywords

  • Domestic load
  • Load participation
  • Refrigeration load
  • Smart Grid
  • DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT
  • REFRIGERATOR

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