The Role of Demand Response in Renewables Integration
Seminar: i4Energy seminar | November 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Aud., 3rd floor
Duncan Callaway, Assistant Professor, ERG, UC Berkeley
Part of the Fall 2010 i4Energy Seminar Series. Live broadcast at mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast; Questions can be sent via Yahoo IM to username: citrisevents. The schedule for the fall i4energy series is at http://www.citris-uc.org/events/i4energy-fall2010.
This talk addresses the challenge of integrating variable and uncertain renewable electricity sources into the grid, and focuses on what demand-side resources and energy storage can do to address these challenges. After discussing some of the technical barriers to grid integration of renewables, I will talk generally about several ways that electricity loads might be engaged in power system services and advantages and disadvantages to each. Then I will give an overview of a few research projects in my group, including “fast” demand response using thermostats and external load switches, and methods to sense and control demand side resources in communication constrained environments.
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