HARNESSING THE CONSUMER FOR A FLEXIBLE ENERGY SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

Project Details

Description

Increasing the intermittent energy, like wind and solar will pose a challenge to the balance of the power system. This situation requires new energy system architectures to increase the flexibility both at the generation side and at the consumption side. The objective of this research project is to harness the customer flexibility and to bring the consumer to the center of the new power system designs. The project combines a rich set of register data on consumer technologies and characteristics with the traditional power system analysis. Socio-economic databases for consumer behavior are utilized in a power system context to experiment with architectures for market interactions, incentive schemes, power balancing, and drastic changes in the capacity portfolios. The research consortium combines customer behavioral studies to electricity markets and to the control architectures of future sustainable energy systems.
Short titleFlexible Customer, Lehtonen
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/201531/12/2018