Decision support program for congestion management using demand side flexibility

Ayman Esmat, Pierre Pinson, Julio Usaola

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In the past decades, Distribution System Operators (DSOs) have been mitigating distribution networks (DNs) contingencies by opting to grid reinforcements. However, this approach is not always cost and time efficient. Demand Side Flexibility (DSF) is one of the recent alternatives used in DNs congestion management. Consequently, new market players such as aggregators are needed to handle DSF transaction between customers and DSOs. This paper proposes and models a decision support program (DSP) to optimize the total cost charged by the DSO for using DSF services. Moreover, the energy rebound effect is taken into consideration as well as the uncertain behavior of customers. Finally, the distribution grid of the Danish Bornholm Island is used to illustrate the merits of the DSP. The total cost incurred by the DSO is calculated and presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE Manchester PowerTech
Number of pages6
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference: Towards and Beyond Sustainable Energy Systems - University Place, University of Manchester., Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017


Conference12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference
LocationUniversity Place, University of Manchester.
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Congestion Management
  • Decision Support Program
  • Demand Side Flexibility
  • Rebound Effect


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