Development of a Demand Response Program: A Case Study of Cairo, Egypt

Eman Beshr, Ahmed A. Raouf Mohamed

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This paper focuses on Demand Response (DR) and the implementation of DR programs in Egypt. Egypt suffers from high consumption in electrical energy due to the rapid growth of industrial buildings and new cities. This increase enforce the electrical network operator to control the load directly by repeatedly cutting off the electrical supply over different areas. A Direct Load Control (DLC) is simulated in this paper illustrating its pros and cons, also a Pay-Back Program (PBP) is proposed and compared with the implemented DLC program. A feasible solution is presented and the simulations are made using actual data from customers through wide survey collected in Cairo, Egypt.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC): Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781538629109, 9781538629109, 9781538629109
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018


  • demand response (DR)
  • open electricity market
  • direct load control
  • network operators
  • pay-back program


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