Identifying flexible pool pumps suitable for distributed demand response schemes

Lachlan L.H. Andrew, Draga Doncila Pop, Reza Razzaghi, David L. Dowe

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Demand response will be an important tool as non-dispatchable generation is added to the grid. Swimming pool filtration pumps are a promising appliance for the grid operator to control because, unlike air conditioners, their time of operation can be shifted by a day without affecting their primary role. Although many customers set and forget the timer settings, this paper studies smart meter data and demonstrates that many change the settings frequently. A "care index" is proposed that quantifies how much a customer appears to care about the precise timing of pump operation, which indicates how willing they are likely to be to relinquish control to the grid operator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Smart Power & Internet Energy Systems
EditorsEnamul Haque
Place of PublicationAtlanta Georgia USA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510896598
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Smart Power & Internet Energy Systems 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 25 Apr 201927 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherIOP Publishing
ISSN (Electronic)1755-1307


ConferenceInternational Conference on Smart Power & Internet Energy Systems 2019
Abbreviated titleSPIES 2019
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