By Topic

An automated energy management system in a smart grid context

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

20 Author(s)
Lopes, M. ; INESC Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal ; Antunes, C.H. ; Soares, A.R. ; Carreiro, A.
more authors

The ongoing transformation of electric grids into smart grids provides the technological basis to implement demand-sensitive pricing strategies aimed at using the electric power infrastructure more efficiently. These strategies, also designated by demand response [1], already proved to be effective in altering patterns of electricity usage [2-6], and create benefits not only for end users (by lowering their electricity bill without degrading comfort levels), but also for the utilities (by managing the peak, flattening the aggregate demand curve, and meeting supply with demand) and the environment (by avoiding, or delaying, building new generation units and other network infrastructures). In fact, demand-sensitive pricing of electricity is expected to become the standard pricing mechanism in smart grids [3, 7, 8] and is considered essential to accelerate the deployment of variable renewable generation while maintaining electric system security and reliability at least cost [9].

Published in:

Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

16-18 May 2012