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Title: Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project for Small and Medium Commercial Buildings

Abstract

Small and medium commercial customers in California make up about 20-25% of electric peak load in California. With the roll out of smart meters to this customer group, which enable granular measurement of electricity consumption, the investor-owned utilities will offer dynamic prices as default tariffs by the end of 2011. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which successfully deployed Automated Demand Response (AutoDR) Programs to its large commercial and industrial customers, started investigating the same infrastructures application to the small and medium commercial customers. This project aims to identify available technologies suitable for automating demand response for small-medium commercial buildings; to validate the extent to which that technology does what it claims to be able to do; and determine the extent to which customers find the technology useful for DR purpose. Ten sites, enabled by eight vendors, participated in at least four test AutoDR events per site in the summer of 2010. The results showed that while existing technology can reliably receive OpenADR signals and translate them into pre-programmed response strategies, it is likely that better levels of load sheds could be obtained than what is reported here if better understanding of the building systems were developed and the DR responsemore » strategies had been carefully designed and optimized for each site.« less

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
OSTI Identifier:
1045929
Report Number(s):
LBNL-4982E
TRN: US201215%%360
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CALIFORNIA; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; ELECTRICITY; METERS; PEAK LOAD; PRICES; TARIFFS; demand response, OpenADR, small commercial, emerging technologies, small commercial business, medium commercial business

Citation Formats

Page, Janie, Kiliccote, Sila, Dudley, Junqiao Han, Piette, Mary Ann, Chiu, Albert K., Kellow, Bashar, Koch, Ed, and Lipkin, Paul. Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project for Small and Medium Commercial Buildings. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1045929.
Page, Janie, Kiliccote, Sila, Dudley, Junqiao Han, Piette, Mary Ann, Chiu, Albert K., Kellow, Bashar, Koch, Ed, & Lipkin, Paul. Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project for Small and Medium Commercial Buildings. United States. doi:10.2172/1045929.
Page, Janie, Kiliccote, Sila, Dudley, Junqiao Han, Piette, Mary Ann, Chiu, Albert K., Kellow, Bashar, Koch, Ed, and Lipkin, Paul. Fri . "Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project for Small and Medium Commercial Buildings". United States. doi:10.2172/1045929. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1045929.
@article{osti_1045929,
title = {Automated Demand Response Technology Demonstration Project for Small and Medium Commercial Buildings},
author = {Page, Janie and Kiliccote, Sila and Dudley, Junqiao Han and Piette, Mary Ann and Chiu, Albert K. and Kellow, Bashar and Koch, Ed and Lipkin, Paul},
abstractNote = {Small and medium commercial customers in California make up about 20-25% of electric peak load in California. With the roll out of smart meters to this customer group, which enable granular measurement of electricity consumption, the investor-owned utilities will offer dynamic prices as default tariffs by the end of 2011. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which successfully deployed Automated Demand Response (AutoDR) Programs to its large commercial and industrial customers, started investigating the same infrastructures application to the small and medium commercial customers. This project aims to identify available technologies suitable for automating demand response for small-medium commercial buildings; to validate the extent to which that technology does what it claims to be able to do; and determine the extent to which customers find the technology useful for DR purpose. Ten sites, enabled by eight vendors, participated in at least four test AutoDR events per site in the summer of 2010. The results showed that while existing technology can reliably receive OpenADR signals and translate them into pre-programmed response strategies, it is likely that better levels of load sheds could be obtained than what is reported here if better understanding of the building systems were developed and the DR response strategies had been carefully designed and optimized for each site.},
doi = {10.2172/1045929},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
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