Customer Domain – The Present and Future for Demand Response

Presenter: Loi Lei Lai, Professor, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou China
Friday, July 15, 2016 | 9:00am – 10:00am ET


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The Customer Domain is one of the smart grid domains which deals with end-users and interacts with other domains such as distribution, markets, operations, and service provider domains. The Customer Domain is mainly divided into residential, commercial and industrial customers which support automation functions such as remote reading of meters and controlling of load obtained by communication between smart devices.

Demand Response (DR) is one of the typical methods for optimizing load characteristics in power systems. Utilities offer DR schemes to generate incentives toward consumers’ power consumption behavior for load optimization. In tariff planning, power consumption variation is an important issue which is difficult to be analyzed quantifiably.

This webinar presents a boundary model for analyzing consumers’ power consumption behaviors, with a particular focus on residential home appliances. Candidate tariffs are analyzed in this model for their load variation potentials. Practical applications of the model on pricing and smart meter deployment will be considered. Future direction for the Customer Domain will be discussed, and case studies based on industrial consumer, and a numerical case study on practical cement industry will be shared.


About the Professor Loi Lei Lai :

He received B.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. from University of Aston and City University London respectively. Presently he is University Distinguished Professor at Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou China;   Standards Committee and Member of the IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee. He was Director of Research and Development Centre, Pao Yue Kong Chair Professor, Vice President and Professor & Chair in Electrical Engineering for State Grid Energy Research Institute, Beijing China; Zhejiang University, China; IEEE/SMCS and City University London respectively. He was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE/PES) UKRI Power Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000; IEEE/PES Energy Development and Power Generation Committee Prize Paper in 2006 & 2009, People of the 2012 Scientific Chinese Prize; IEEE/SMCS Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013 & 2014 and listed in the honor list of the 2014 The Thousand Talents Plan, China. His research interests are in smart grid, clean energy and computational intelligence applications in power. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET, National Distinguished Expert in China and Distinguished Expert in State Grid Corporation of China.


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