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Demand response for increasing renewable energy penetration in isolated power systems


Negnevitsky, M and Nikolic, D and de Groot, M, Demand response for increasing renewable energy penetration in isolated power systems, Proceedings of Energy 2015: The Fifth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, 24-29 May, Rome, Italy, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-61208-406-0 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Electric power industry is undergoing a profound change. The change is driven by technical, economic and environmental factors. The emerging challenges are particularly significant for distribution grids, where the level of automation or "smartness" is relatively low. With the push for energy conservation, demand response is becoming a vital tool under the smart grid paradigm. This paper outlines some experience obtained at the University of Tasmania, Hydro Tasmania and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia in developing fast DR for isolated power systems. The paper presents results of the implementation of DR for enabling higher wind energy penetration in isolated power systems. The presented approach is based on the centralized control of residential and commercial loads with the DR execution time of 1 second. The technology discussed in the paper has been implemented in the King Island power system in Australia.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:smart grid, distribution system, demand response
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy services and utilities
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:105782
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-01-14
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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