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2013

Scaling distributed energy storage for grid peak reduction

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Scaling distributed energy storage for grid peak reduction
Reducing peak demand is an important part of ongoing smart grid research efforts. To reduce peak demand, utilities are introducing variable rate electricity prices. Recent efforts have shown how variable rate pricing can incentivize consumers to use energy storage to cut their electricity bill, by storing energy during inexpensive off-peak periods and using it during expensive peak periods. Unfortunately, variable rate pricing provides only a weak incentive for distributed energy storage and does not promote its adoption at scale. In this paper, we present the storage adoption cycle to describe the issues with incentivizing energy storage using variable rates. We then propose a simple way to address the issues: augment variable rate pricing with a surcharge based on a consumer’s peak demand. The surcharge encourages consumers to flatten their demand, rather shift as much demand as possible to the lowprice period. We present PeakCharge, which includes a new peak-aware charging al...
Aditya Kumar Mishra, David E. Irwin, Prashant J. S
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Updated 28 Apr 2014
Type Journal
Year 2013
Where EENERGY
Authors Aditya Kumar Mishra, David E. Irwin, Prashant J. Shenoy, Ting Zhu
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