Multi-scale electrical load modelling for demand-side management

Adam J. Collin*, George Tsagarakis, Aristides E. Kiprakis, Stephen McLaughlin

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This paper presents a Markov chain approach for developing low-voltage (LV) residential load models for use in the analysis of future smart grids. The motivation is to obtain a better understanding of load use and user behaviour at the LV level which will allow future electricity network performance to be improved by understanding the impact of energy demand transformations through the application of demand-side management (DSM) strategies at the LV side. The developed load models highlight the variations between individual and aggregate load model representation and show that the composition of LV residential users should be carefully considered when analysing LV networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe)
ISBN (Electronic)9781467325974
ISBN (Print)9781467325950
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2013
Event3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 14 Oct 201217 Oct 2012


Conference3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe 2012
Abbreviated titleISGT Europe 2012


  • demand-side management
  • load modelling
  • markov processes
  • power demand
  • smart grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems


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