Demand side management for residential consumers considering distribution system requirements

T. Nipuna Gomes, Nimanthi Nandasiri, Anton Hettiarachchige Don, Visvakumar Aravinthan

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One of the focus areas of the smart-grid initiative is the residential level demand response. Recent surveys have analyzed price-responsive demand response optimization, mathematical modeling of demand response, responsive demand forecasting, and communication requirements. This paper identifies the benefit of the demand response programs available in the literature and presents an approach to incorporate utility-focused demand response benefits into distribution system operation. A two-stage demand-side management method is proposed using modified AC optimal power flow to maintain system requirements such as minimal deviations in nodal voltages and maintaining power factor. The results have been analyzed further by categorizing them into two areas; how the rescheduling has benefitted the consumers and the utility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 52nd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728181929
ISBN (Print)9781728181936
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2021
Event52nd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2020 - Tempe, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 202113 Apr 2021


Conference52nd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • consumer appliances
  • demand response
  • demand-side management
  • optimal power flow

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