Vertical transportation demand response: Cost of lost customer hours

Semen Uimonen, Toni Tukia, Matti Lehtonen

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Vertical transportation systems are designed to enhance the people flow. T he power c onsumption of escalators and elevators depends on applied technology, control strategies and passenger flow. Vertical transports are often e quipped with energy saving technologies and are eligible for demand response (DR). DR for vertical transports results in induced costs related to increased passenger travel and waiting times. In this article, we analyze the cost of DR by means of speed reduction for elevators and escalators in terms of lost customer hours. We use modeling approaches to simulate passenger time delays and aggregated power consumption of a large number of escalators and elevators. The results further indicate positive applicability of such strategy in vertical transportation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2018
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538614884
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on the European Energy Market - Lodz, Poland
Duration: 27 Jun 201829 Jun 2018
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
ISSN (Print)2165-4077
ISSN (Electronic)2165-4093


ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
Abbreviated titleEEM


  • Cost analysis
  • Demand response
  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Vertical transportation


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