Simulation of a Local Energy System with Focus On Cost Efficient DSM
Measures On a Deregulated Electricity Market
As part of the ISES project (Information, Society, Energy, System), a project
for introduction of IT-solutions in the Blekinge region, the analysis here
is focused on the profitability of DSM in the energy system of Ronneby.
Since the deregulation of the Swedish electricity market took place and
competition occurred at the electricity market, many electricity sales companies
try to bring so called "add values" to their product to make it
even more attractive to the customers. One of those "extras" could
be different IT services, as for example smart houses and load management.
Through intelligent technology it would be possible for the electricity
suppliers to communicate with different equipment at the customers and that
way both reduce the customers' energy costs and increase their comfort.
In the vision, the communication needed for these services, would mainly
take place on the electricity grid. Today this is already possible in a
But as in all market driven societies, made investments have to pay and
the analysis presented here has been made to elucidate the economical
incentives, for or against demand side management in the Ronneby energy
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