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Title: Estimating the Impacts of Direct Load Control Programs Using GridPIQ, a Web-Based Screening Tool

Abstract

In direct load control (DLC) programs, utilities can curtail the demand of participating loads to contractually agreed-upon levels during periods of critical peak load, thereby reducing stress on the system, generation cost, and required transmission and generation capacity. Participating customers receive financial incentives. The impacts of implementing DLC programs extend well beyond peak shaving. There may be a shift of load proportional to the interrupted load to the times before or after a DLC event, and different load shifts have different consequences. Tools that can quantify the impacts of such programs on load curves, peak demand, emissions, and fossil fuel costs are currently lacking. The Grid Project Impact Quantification (GridPIQ) screening tool includes a Direct Load Control module, which takes into account project-specific inputs as well as the larger system context in order to quantify the impacts of a given DLC program. This allows users (utilities, researchers, etc.) to test and compare different program specifications and their impacts.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1434884
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-127311
TE1203000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017), November 12-13, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, 1-8
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Demand Reponse; direct load control; emission; Power System; rebound effect

Citation Formats

Pal, Seemita, Thayer, Brandon L., Barrett, Emily L., and Studarus, Karen E. Estimating the Impacts of Direct Load Control Programs Using GridPIQ, a Web-Based Screening Tool. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2017.8333505.
Pal, Seemita, Thayer, Brandon L., Barrett, Emily L., & Studarus, Karen E. Estimating the Impacts of Direct Load Control Programs Using GridPIQ, a Web-Based Screening Tool. United States. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2017.8333505.
Pal, Seemita, Thayer, Brandon L., Barrett, Emily L., and Studarus, Karen E. Mon . "Estimating the Impacts of Direct Load Control Programs Using GridPIQ, a Web-Based Screening Tool". United States. doi:10.1109/SusTech.2017.8333505.
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title = {Estimating the Impacts of Direct Load Control Programs Using GridPIQ, a Web-Based Screening Tool},
author = {Pal, Seemita and Thayer, Brandon L. and Barrett, Emily L. and Studarus, Karen E.},
abstractNote = {In direct load control (DLC) programs, utilities can curtail the demand of participating loads to contractually agreed-upon levels during periods of critical peak load, thereby reducing stress on the system, generation cost, and required transmission and generation capacity. Participating customers receive financial incentives. The impacts of implementing DLC programs extend well beyond peak shaving. There may be a shift of load proportional to the interrupted load to the times before or after a DLC event, and different load shifts have different consequences. Tools that can quantify the impacts of such programs on load curves, peak demand, emissions, and fossil fuel costs are currently lacking. The Grid Project Impact Quantification (GridPIQ) screening tool includes a Direct Load Control module, which takes into account project-specific inputs as well as the larger system context in order to quantify the impacts of a given DLC program. This allows users (utilities, researchers, etc.) to test and compare different program specifications and their impacts.},
doi = {10.1109/SusTech.2017.8333505},
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