Smart response – Demand Response for Austrian Smart Grids
In progress from 01-01-2010 to 31-12-2011
Project manager: Michael Ornetzeder
Environment, Environmental technology, IT & communication, Public participation, Stakeholder involvement
Automated demand response has the potential to be an essential future tool for maintaining the balance of supply and demand in electrical energy systems with a very high density of generation from very few actual renewable sources. Although this scenario can become true in the near future, only implementations of automated demand response can be found in Europe. This project is tackling the problem by analyzing demand response as a multidisciplinary phenomenon with technical, social, economic and ecologic aspects, in order to identify barriers and starting points for future developments. Different application scenarios of demand response are analyzed in respect to these aspects with the goal to provide a basis upon which decisions can be made with regard to further development of demand-side energy management concepts.
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