A Study on the Determination of the optimal incentives and amount of load reduction for a retailer to maximize profits considering Demand Response Programs

수요반응 프로그램을 고려시 전력판매사업자의 이익을 최대화하는 최적 인센티브 및 부하 감축량 결정

  • 김동현 (한양대 공대 전기공학과) ;
  • 곽형근 (한양대 공대 전기공학과) ;
  • 김진오 (한양대 공대 전기공학과)
  • Published : 2010.02.01


A system called demand response programs (DRP) is being introduced among various countries owing to the lack of new generation capacity and the higher fuel generation cost. It is a program which provides for the end-users to select their consumption of electricity by recognizing the value of their consumption in real time. That is, Demand Response can be defined as the changes in electric usage by end-use customers from their normal consumption patterns in response to changes in the price of electricity or other signals. It is expected that the effects of DRP are preventing price spike, improving supply reliability and social welfare and increasing option of customers. Considering the customer's thermal comfort zone, this paper determines the most profitable combination of optimal incentives and amounts of load reduction for a retailer to maximize profits according to predicted outdoor temperatures while implementing DRP.


Demand Response Programs;Thermal Comfort Temperature


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