Smart Response – Demand Response for Austrian Smart Grids

Smart Response

Automated demand response has the potential to be an essential future tool for maintaining the balance of supply and demand in electrical energy systems with a very high density of generation from renewable sources. This project is tackling the problem of missing demand response implementations in Austria by analyzing demand response as a multidisciplinary phenomenon with technical, social, economic and ecologic aspects, in order to identify barriers and starting points for future developments.

Consumer-side energy management technologies (a.k.a. Load Management, Demand Side Management) are considered one of the key instruments for future smart grids. However, implementations in this area are currently rare to non-existent. The project aims to conduct a critical analysis of consumption oriented energy management solutions. The focus of analysis will be consumer-side energy management and its potential to contribute to overall energy efficiency of future smart grids in the best possible way.
Previous research efforts (e.g. the IRON and DG-DemoNet projects, under the “Energiesysteme der Zukunft – Future Energy Systems” program) have identified a variety of possible applications of consumer-side energy management. Load rescheduling has shown to be a meaningful concept to, e.g., evenly distribute the daily energy consumption, provide control power for the electrical grid, ensure a prompt consumption of feeds from distributed generation sites, but also to increase energy efficiency in large buildings. However, possible applications are quite often mutually exclusive, which leads to competitive behavior throughout the use of load rescheduling potentials. Only a few exceptional use scenarios will complement one another in a desirable way. These are the reasons for the current lack of implementations in the area of load management. To ensure ongoing development, it is necessary to identify and promote a load management scenario that provides the highest overall benefit.
A genuine overall assessment will only be possible if all critical dimensions of demand response (technology, economy, ecology, and user perspective) are subjected to a thorough scientific analysis, as proposed by this project. Accordingly, the project aims to develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge base in the subject area while taking into account all relevant preliminary works and innovative concepts. Technical application, user accepance, privacy and CO2 reduction will therefore be in the main focus. The project strives to provide a strategic decision-making tool in order to establish meaningful methods for the utilization of user-side energy management for the 2020 planning horizon. The goal will be to quantify and compare the financial and ecological benefits of different energy management scenarios in Austria, and to provide a basis upon which decisions can be made with regard to further development of user-side energy management concepts.

Smart Response

SmartResponse – Demand Response for Austrian Smart Grids

  • M. Meisel, T. Leber, K. Pollhammer, F. Kupzog, J. Haslinger, P. Wächter, J. Sterbik-Lamina, M. Ornetzeder, A. Schiffleitner, M. Stachura, Erfolgsversprechende Demand-Response-Empfehlungen im Energieversorgungssystem 2020. Informatik-Spektrum, Bd. 19, Nr. 19, 2012, S. 17 – 26.
  • K. Pollhammer, G. Kienesberger, M. Faschang, M. Meisel, A. Wendt, T. Leber, P. Dimitriou, Smart Energy Grids in Austria – Innovative Solutions and Concepts, in Proceedings of the IECON 2013 – 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, S. 6, Wien, 2013.
  • A. Schiffleitner, M. Stachura, M. Meisel, T. Leber, F. Kupzog, M. Ornetzeder, P. Wächter, J. Sterbik-Lamina, SmartResponse – Szenarien für Smart Response in Österreich, in Tagungsband ComForEn 2011, 2011, S. 17 – 27.
  • M. Meisel, T. Leber, M. Ornetzeder, M. Stachura, A. Schiffleitner, G. Kienesberger, J.G.O. Wenninger, F. Kupzog, Smart Demand Response Scenarios, in Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Africon (2011), S. 6, Zambia, Afrika, 2011.
  • M. Meisel, F. Kupzog, T. Leber, M. Ornetzeder, M. Stachura, A. Schiffleitner, Smart Response, in Proceedings of the Smart Grids Week Linz 2011 (invited), 2011, S. 153.
  • M. Meisel, T. Leber, F. Kupzog, K. Pollhammer, M. Ornetzeder, P. Wächter, J. Sterbik-Lamina, J. Haslinger, A. Schiffleitner, M. Stachura, Erfolgsversprechende Demand Response Empfehlungen im Energieversorgungssystem 2020, in Presentation: D-A-CH-Konferenz Energieinformatik 2012, Oldenburg, Deutschland.
  • F. Kupzog, Mögliche Szenarien für Demand Response, in Presentation: Smart Grids Week – Bregenz 2012, Bregenz, Österreich
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  • Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung (27.04.2012) Smart Grids: „Intelligente“ Stromnetze mit Zukunft? Poster im Rahmen der Langen Nacht der Forschung, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
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  • M. Meisel, F. Kupzog, T. Leber, M. Ornetzeder, M. Stachura, A. Schiffleitner, Smart Response, im Tagungsband der: Smart Grids Week Linz 2011 (invited Poster), bmvit, Mai 2011, S. 153.

Meisel M.; Kupzog F. Smart Response Film, Intelligentes Lastmanagement – eine chance für das energienetz, 2012 Smart Response – Energienetz 2020

About Marcus Meisel

Marcus Meisel, MSc. BSc. since 2007 in the Energy&IT Group at the Institute of Computer Technology at the TU Wien and currently works there as university assistant, teaching five courses, as project manager, leading five projects: RASSA-Architecture, Spin.OFF, iniGrid, eNDUSTRIE 4.0 and SIRIUS+, and for the European Technology Innovation Platform (ETIP-SNET WG4) leading the cybersecurity task force. He graduated in the Software & Information Engineering class of 2009 and Software Engineering & Internet Computing class of 2015. Latest projects were focused on security in smart grids (SG)2, establishing a steak-holder process for a smart grid reference architecture in Austria, (RASSA-Stakeholderprozess), the technology transition from centralized to distributed infrastructures (ICT4RobustGrid), the specification of web services for a secure smart grid (SmartWebGrid), the development of promising demand response scenarios up to 2020 (SmartResponse), the measurement of different technical customer electricity usage solutions (C2G), the simulation of geographically shiftable energy of buildings, electrical vehicles, and data centers (GeoGreen), the simulation of integrating electrified vehicles into the power grid (VehicleGrid), and the measurement and targeted modulation of electrical loads as a logical network, a virtual power plant (GAVE), the Integral Resource Optimization Concept (IRON). Apart from teaching, writing publications and proposals as a project assistant, his current responsibilities are gender equality and developing new research domains in the area of distributed communication technologies, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, general Artificial Intelligence and Smart Energy Systems. Besides, he is a freelance professional photographer and works foremost with issues of science communication.
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