Achieving Efficiency and Fairness in Dynamic Demand Response

  • Zhechao Li
  • Xuejun Zheng
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


This chapter discusses the feasibility of using customer coupon demand response in meshed secondary networks. Customers are rewarded by coupons to achieve the objective of optimal operation cost during peak periods. The interdependence of the locational marginal price and the demand is modeled by an artificial neural network. The effect of multiple load aggregators participating in customer coupon demand response is also investigated. Because load aggregators satisfy different proportions of the objective, a fairness function is defined that guarantees that aggregators are rewarded in correspondence with their participation towards the objective. Energy loss is also considered in the objective as it is an essential part of the electric distribution networks. A dynamic coupon mechanism is designed to cope with the changing nature of the demand. To validate the effectiveness of the method, simulations of the presented method have been performed on a real heavily-meshed distribution network in this chapter. The results show that customer coupon demand response significantly contributes to shaving the peak, therefore, bringing considerable economic savings and reduction of loss.


Customer coupon demand response Fairness Load aggregator Locational marginal price Meshed secondary network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Electromagnetic Engineering and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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