Designing Household Demand Response System Supporting the EU Energy Policy
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For reasons of achieving energy security, reducing global warming and promoting the vision of a common electricity market, the European Union (EU) is transforming the EU electricity grid from a large set of independent hierarchical national grids into one meshed EU-wide grid. For the ﬁrst time in the electric power industry’s history,residential consumers are being integrated into the grid as active consumers as well as micro-generators of electricity. The needs and envisioned actions of end-consumers form part of a set of EU directives targeting increased energy effciency and improved energy performance in buildings, e.g. through technical advances such as residentialdemand response programmes. To fulﬁl the EU energy policy, technical systems mustbe revised and extended. However, this poses a challenge for developers, since the EUdirectives are not formulated as system requirements. Another issue is whether EU en-ergy policy stipulates system capabilities that contradict development project-speciﬁc capabilities. This paper attempts to elicit and implement household demand response system capabilities from EU directives and from project-speciﬁc capabilities for the case of the Stockholm Royal Seaport urban smart grid project. We also examined whether EU energy policy capabilities are sufficiently generic to include the project-speciﬁc Stockholm Royal Seaport capabilities or whether there are major omissions and what they comprise. We found that the capabilities we extracted from the EU energy policy directives are generally applicable (with the addition of a social acceptance capability) and can be used as the foundation for development work on project-speciﬁc household demand response systems.
Information Systems Energy Systems
Research subject Industrial Ecology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-156877DiVA: diva2:768310
QS 20142014-12-032014-12-032014-12-04Bibliographically approved