Demonstration of Distributed Demand Side Management as a Service to the UK Grid Operator
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Improve demand side management technology to allow the commercial building
demand in particular air conditioning load to be effectively controlled to minimise
CO2 emissions from power stations and also help to reduce the impact of
intermittency of wind generation on system performance.
This project will demonstrate the operation of distributed demand side
management as a service to the UK grid operator, providing fast response in
order to reduce reliance on conventional generation for grid balancing and
security and thus permit much greater penetration of renewables and aid in
maximising the use of existing assets. The demonstration will focus on the
control of commercial air conditioning to provide an aggregated service of some
tens of MW. The value and scope for wide scale application of the technology
across the UK, and with regard to transmission constraints will be demonstrated
through software modelling based on the results of the practical trial.