Assessment of Industrial Load for Demand Response across Western Interconnect

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Demand response (DR) has the ability to both increase power grid reliability and potentially reduce operating system costs. Understanding the role of demand response in grid modeling has been difficult due to complex nature of the load characteristics compared to the modeled generation and the variation in load types. This is particularly true of industrial loads, where hundreds of different industries exist with varying availability for demand response. We present a framework considering industrial loads for the development of availability profiles that can provide more regional understanding and can be inserted into analysis software for further study. The developed framework ... continued below

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Alkadi, Nasr E; Starke, Michael R & Ma, Ookie November 1, 2013.

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Demand response (DR) has the ability to both increase power grid reliability and potentially reduce operating system costs. Understanding the role of demand response in grid modeling has been difficult due to complex nature of the load characteristics compared to the modeled generation and the variation in load types. This is particularly true of industrial loads, where hundreds of different industries exist with varying availability for demand response. We present a framework considering industrial loads for the development of availability profiles that can provide more regional understanding and can be inserted into analysis software for further study. The developed framework utilizes a number of different informational resources, algorithms, and real-world measurements to perform a bottom-up approach in the development of a new database with representation of the potential demand response resource in the industrial sector across the U.S. This tool houses statistical values of energy and demand response (DR) potential by industrial plant and geospatially locates the information for aggregation for different territories without proprietary information. This report will discuss this framework and the analyzed quantities of demand response for Western Interconnect (WI) in support of evaluation of the cost production modeling with power grid modeling efforts of demand response.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2013/407
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/1111445 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1111445
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc868950

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Alkadi, Nasr E; Starke, Michael R & Ma, Ookie. Assessment of Industrial Load for Demand Response across Western Interconnect, report, November 1, 2013; [Tennessee]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc868950/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.