A Load Prioritization Model for a Smart Demand Responsive Energy Management System in the Residential Sector

Suratsavadee Koonlaboon KORKUA, Kamon THINSURAT

Abstract


In order to strengthen energy security while reducing environmental impact, particularly from global warming and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the government of Thailand has established a 20-year Energy Efficiency Development Plan (EEDP), aiming to reduce a 20 % share of final energy consumption by 2030. The energy saving potential assessment reveals that the forecasted energy saving by the residential sector holds more than 60 % of the overall electricity saving shares. Therefore, in this paper, the situation of Thailand’s energy is presented and the energy conservation plan is reviewed. Next, a smart demand responsive energy management system under ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 based wireless communication is proposed. An analysis of demand response potential in terms of a time-of-use (TOU) pricing without enabling technology program in Thailand scenario is also investigated. Finally, by using the proposed load characterization and load prioritization under the concept of a smart energy management system, the bill savings benefits of a demand responsive program can be proved while the target of energy saving is also achieved.

doi:10.14456/WJST.2014.53

Keywords


Energy conservation, energy efficiency, demand responsive management, ZigBee, wireless sensor network, residential sector

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