Piloting Demand Response in Retailing : Lessons Learned in Real-Life Context

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Söyrinki , S , Heiskanen , E & Matschoss , K 2018 , ' Piloting Demand Response in Retailing : Lessons Learned in Real-Life Context ' , Sustainability , vol. 10 , no. 10 , 3790 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103790

Title: Piloting Demand Response in Retailing : Lessons Learned in Real-Life Context
Author: Söyrinki, Siiri; Heiskanen, Eva; Matschoss, Kaisa
Contributor organization: Centre for Consumer Society Research
Research Units of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Date: 2018-10-19
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Sustainability
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103790
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/255284
Abstract: This article presents a case study on a demand response (DR) pilot project dealing with the application of DR in a grocery store with the utilization of refrigeration equipment as energy storage and photovoltaics (PV) as an energy source. DR has recently gained increased interest due to the growing penetration of intermittent renewable energy requiring flexibility in power consumption. The smart power grid enables the introduction of novel solutions to increase flexibility and the entrance of new actors into the markets. Developing new solutions for the mainstream markets requires experimentation in real-life settings serving the development of technological capabilities, necessary policies and regulation, and user and market needs, as well as adaptation of and to infrastructure and maintenance systems. Our case study on a DR pilot in a grocery store in Northern Finland focuses on how the project contributes to knowledge on the potential for DR and scaling up. It was found that energy efficiency, DR, and self-generated PV power can be aligned and even enhance the potential for DR. While mature technologies exist, applications and installations have not yet been standardized to enable rapid scaling up, and current DR market rules and practices fail to accommodate for small electricity consumers.
Subject: 517 Political science
demand response
smart power grid
pilot project
grocery supermarket
refrigeration equipment
energy storage
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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