Dambrauskas, P. and Syed, M.H. and Blair, S.M. and Irvine, J.M. and Abdulhadi, I. F. and Burt, G.M. and Bondy, D.E.M. (2017) Impact of realistic communications for fast-acting demand side management. In: Proceedings of 24th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution. IET, Stevenage. (In Press)
Dambrauskas_etal_CIRED_2017_Impact_of_realistic_communications_for_fast_acting_demand_side_management.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript
Restricted to Repository staff only until 15 June 2017.
Download (429kB) | Request a copy from the Strathclyde author
The rising penetration of intermittent energy resources is increasing the need for more diverse electrical energy resources that are able to support ancillary services. Demand side management (DSM) has a significant potential to fulfil this role but several challenges are still impeding the wide-scale integration of DSM. One of the major challenges is ensuring the performance of the networks that enable communications between control centres and the end DSM resources. This paper presents an analysis of all communications networks that typically participate in the activation of DSM, and provides an estimate for the overall latency that these networks incur. The most significant sources of delay from each of the components of the communications network are identified which allows the most critical aspects to be determined. This analysis therefore offers a detailed evaluation of the performance of DSM resources in the scope of providing real-time ancillary services. It is shown that, using available communications technologies, DSM can be used to provide primary frequency support services. In some cases, Neighbourhood Area Networks (NANs) may add significant delay, requiring careful choice of the technologies deployed.
|Item type:||Book Section|
|Notes:||This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in Proceedings of 24th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record will be available at the IET Digital Library.|
|Keywords:||energy resources, demand side management, communication networks, neighbourhood area networks, system inertia, renewable energy, frequency balancing, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||28 Mar 2017 08:54|
|Last modified:||01 May 2017 01:16|