Towards a Taxonomy of Constraints in Demand-Side-Management-Methods for a Residential Context

  • Dennis BehrensEmail author
  • Thorsten Schoormann
  • Ralf Knackstedt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 288)


To address current challenges in the management of energy grids, Demand-Side-Management (DSM) is one possibility. In this field various approaches exist but consider often different constraints regarding appliances. This paper aims at identifying these constraints through a triangulation: we conducted two literature reviews and several expert interviews simultaneously to derive a taxonomy of (DSM) load constraints. This taxonomy grows during the research process and contains at the end five constraints, a short description, examples of appliances for each constraint and a mathematical representation. This taxonomy can be used for future research, e.g. for designing, evaluating or benchmarking DSM-Methods.


Demand-Side-Management Demand-Side-Management-Methods Constraints Taxonomy Residential context 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Behrens
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thorsten Schoormann
    • 1
  • Ralf Knackstedt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of HildesheimHildesheimGermany

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