WG #4: FLEXILWATTS

Leader: REE (Spain)

In a smart world, electric systems will be much more developed in terms of efficiency, variable load and intermittent embedded generation. The load will be price and frequency sensitive. Along with intermittent embedded generation, which will net the load, and active load management will be needed. In order to operate networks and balance the system, Power Grid Operators will need to be able to manage future negative loads in order to accurately forecast the real load and to forecast a response of different types of consumers to operation services and prices.

Challenge

In the electricity industry of the future, where intermittent distributed generation will represent an important percentage of generation, Power Grid Operators need to develop new demand side management tools in order to balance the system in the long, medium and short term. In order to use these tools it would be necessary to accurately forecast demand response considering the negawatts (megawatts saved) in system planning, scheduling and real time operation.

GO15 Involvement

WG #4 will research how demand response is currently treated in different operating procedures, will explore future operating needs identifying which consumption sectors will have potential to adapt their demand to these needs and will  draft principles for the new forecast tools required. Particular attention will be paid to new load that will be integrated in the system in the future, such as electric vehicles and new storage technologies.



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