Responsive demand in networks with high penetration of wind power

V Hamidi, F Li, F Robinson

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The value of renewables is significantly affected by their penetration, concentration and location. Value is further affected by the responsiveness of demand which will reduce the need for back up power through non-renewable sources. By increasing the penetration of renewables in power systems, demand side participation become more important. Demand Side Management (DSM) programs have been studied for a long time and among all DSM programs Responsive Demand seems to be the most applicable type of DSM for a system with significant intermittent generation. It mitigates issues such as required reserve, network congestions and higher/lower voltage profiles and thus results in less operation cost although little attention has been made to quantify the benefits of responsive demand. In this paper, the value of wind generation without responsive demand is quantified first, by introducing responsiveness in the demand side, the reduction in operation cost is calculated and the additional benefits are quantified. The quantification was evaluated on the IEEE 30 busbar system through Security Constraint Unit Commitment (SCUC) and the results indicate the benefits of responsive demand on operational and environmental characteristics in power system.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
EventTransmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, 2008. T&D. IEEE/PES - Chicago
Duration: 21 Apr 200824 Apr 2008


ConferenceTransmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, 2008. T&D. IEEE/PES


  • responsive demand
  • value of wind
  • demand side management
  • generation scheduling
  • dynamic demand


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