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The Risk of Residential Peak Electricity Demand: A Comparison of Five European Countries

Version 1 : Received: 16 March 2017 / Approved: 17 March 2017 / Online: 17 March 2017 (04:41:25 CET)

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Torriti, J. The Risk of Residential Peak Electricity Demand: A Comparison of Five European Countries. Energies 2017, 10, 385. Torriti, J. The Risk of Residential Peak Electricity Demand: A Comparison of Five European Countries. Energies 2017, 10, 385.

Journal reference: Energies 2017, 10, 385
DOI: 10.3390/en10030385

Abstract

The creation of a Europe-wide electricity market combined with the increased intermittency of supply from renewable sources calls for an investigation into the risk of aggregate peak demand. This paper makes use of a risk model to assess differences in time-use data from residential end-users in five different European electricity markets. Drawing on the Multinational Time-Use Survey database, it assesses risk in relation to the probability of electrical appliance use within households for five European countries. Findings highlight in which countries and for which activities the risk of aggregate peak demand is higher and link smart home solutions (automated load control, dynamic pricing and smart appliances) to different levels of peak demand risk.

Subject Areas

demand management; European Supergrid; peak loads; residential electricity demand

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