Title: DESIMAX – Multiscale Modelling to Maximise Demand Side Management
PI: Prof. Steve McLaughlin, Heriot-Watt University & Prof Peter McGregor, University of Strathclyde
Fund: £389k TEDDI Longer
Project lifespan: Oct 2010 to April 2014
Contact: S.McLaughlin@hw.ac.uk email@example.com
Aims: The overall aim of DESIMAX is to develop the whole-systems approach necessary for the full employment of demand-side management within the overall energy supply system. This project develops a novel electrical modelling approach to represent individual households and determine the impact of possible future load changes on network power flow and power quality. The modelling approach begins from individual user behaviour and load interaction, and can be adjusted to include modifications in response to demand-side management scenarios. In a second modelling phase, the individual households and complex networks are represented by simplified models to trace the impact of low-voltage demand-side interventions on the wider-area network. The scenarios are defined based on the expected participation of user/loads for current and near future load use statistics.
Results of small-area networks suggest possible reductions in consumer electricity cost and environmental impact by specific demand-side interventions. The analysis highlights that changes in load use should not only be assessed in terms of active power, but should include full assessment of active and reactive power flows to accurately quantify the impact on overall system energy efficiency.
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Nottingham
The University of Strathclyde
Scottish and Southern Energy International Union of Energy Applications
A. J. Collin, G. Tsagarakis, A. E. Kiprakis and S. McLaughlin, ‘Development of low-voltage load models for the residential load sector’, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
A. E. Kiprakis, I. Dent, S. Djokic, and S. McLaughlin, ‘Multi-scale dynamic modelling to maximize demand side management’ in proc. 2nd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, Manchester, UK, Dec. 2011.
A. J. Collin, G. Tsagarakis, A. E. Kiprakis, and S. McLaughlin, ‘Multi-scale electrical load modelling for demand-side management’, in proc. 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 2012.
Project software output: Load profile and modelling tool [online]. Available: www.eng.ed.ac.uk/DESIMAX