Demand response through a temperature setpoint market in Ontario

Sahil Singla, Srinivasan Keshav

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Abstract

The electrical grid is designed to meet peak loads, which may occur for only a few hours each year. Consequently, there are significant economic gains from a reduction in the peak load. Air conditioner (AC) load from residential buildings forms a significant portion of peak summer loads. The existing 'peaksaver' program in Ontario attempts to reduce AC loads by setting thermostats a few degrees higher in volunteer households on hot summer days. This has had only a limited success. To address this issue, we propose a scheme that provides monetary incentive for participation. We describe the operation of this 'temperature market' and demonstrate its effectiveness with a heterogeneous population of potential participants. We find that even a payment of $2 per hour of setback can reduce grid operating costs by $688 million over a period of 20 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
Pages103-108
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012 - Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 5 2012Nov 8 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTainan
Period11/5/1211/8/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Singla, S., & Keshav, S. (2012). Demand response through a temperature setpoint market in Ontario. In 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012 (pp. 103-108). [6485967] (2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, SmartGridComm 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2012.6485967