Optimal DR through HVAC loads in distribution systems hosting large wind generation

Mubbashir Ali, Muhammad Humayun, Merkebu Degefa, Matti Lehtonen, Amir Safdarain

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The penetration of wind generation in distribution networks is steadily increasing and may provide ample business opportunities for aggregators. While, residential demand response (DR) has proven to be a feasible economic tool in smart grids, the quantitative evaluation of various aggregator-based DR services is required to tap the maximum benefits from the DR flexibility. This paper provides an overview of benefits of different DR aggregator services such as minimization of energy cost and wind curtailment given the scenario of large wind generation hosted by distribution network. An optimization model is formulated from aggregator perspective to manage the population of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) loads for optimizing the benefits of demand response in energy market and for wind integration services. The application of the model suggests that maximum benefits are pocketed by the aggregator when DR services are jointly optimized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1238-1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 3 Nov 20156 Nov 2015


ConferenceIEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia
Abbreviated titleISGT ASIA


  • Aggregator
  • demand response (DR)
  • distribution network
  • energy market
  • wind integration


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