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Intelligent Load Management Scheme for a Residential Community in Smart Grids Network Using Fair Emergency Demand Response Programs  [PDF]
Muhammad Ali, Z.A. Zaidi, Qamar Zia, Kamal Haider, Amjad Ullah, Muhammad Asif
Energy and Power Engineering (EPE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/epe.2012.45044
Abstract: In the framework of liberalized deregulated electricity market, dynamic competitive environment exists between wholesale and retail dealers for energy supplying and management. Smart Grids topology in form of energy management has forced power supplying agencies to become globally competitive. Demand Response (DR) Programs in context with smart energy network have influenced prosumers and consumers towards it. In this paper Fair Emergency Demand Response Program (FEDRP) is integrated for managing the loads intelligently by using the platform of Smart Grids for Residential Setup. The paper also provides detailed modelling and analysis of respective demands of residential consumers in relation with economic load model for FEDRP. Due to increased customer’s partaking in this program the load on the utility is reduced and managed intelligently during emergency hours by providing fair and attractive incentives to residential clients, thus shifting peak load to off peak hours. The numerical and graphical results are matched for intelligent load management scenario.
FEDRP Based Model Implementation of Intelligent Energy Management Scheme for a Residential Community in Smart Grids Network  [PDF]
Qamar Zia, Muhammad Ali, Zulfikar Ahmad Zaidi, Chaudhry Arshad, Amjad Ullah, Hafeez ur Rahman, Muhammad Ahsan Shahzad, Beenish Taj
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/sgre.2012.34045
Abstract: In the framework of liberalized deregulated electricity market, dynamic competitive environment exists between wholesale and retail dealers for energy supplying and management. Smart Grids topology in form of energy management has forced power supplying agencies to become globally competitive. Demand Response (DR) Programs in context with smart energy network have influenced prosumers and consumers towards it. In this paper Fair Emergency Demand Response Program (FEDRP) is integrated for managing the loads intelligently by using the platform of Smart Grids for Residential Setup. The paper also provides detailed modeling and analysis of respective demands of residential consumers in relation with economic load model for FEDRP. Due to increased customer’s partaking in this program the load on the utility is reduced and managed intelligently during emergency hours by providing fair and attractive incentives to residential clients, thus shifting peak load to off peak hours. The numerical and graphical results are matched for intelligent energy management scenario.
Optimal Two-Tier Forecasting Power Generation Model in Smart Grids  [PDF]
Kianoosh G. Boroojeni,Shekoufeh Mokhtari,M. H. Amini,S. S. Iyengar
Computer Science , 2015,
Abstract: There has been an increasing trend in the electric power system from a centralized generation-driven grid to a more reliable, environmental friendly, and customer-driven grid. One of the most important issues which the designers of smart grids need to deal with is to forecast the fluctuations of power demand and generation in order to make the power system facilities more flexible to the variable nature of renewable power resources and demand-side. This paper proposes a novel two-tier scheme for forecasting the power demand and generation in a general residential electrical gird which uses the distributed renewable resources as the primary energy resource. The proposed forecasting scheme has two tiers: long-term demand/generation forecaster which is based on Maximum-Likelihood Estimator (MLE) and real-time demand/generation forecaster which is based on Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving-Average (ARIMA) model. The paper also shows that how bulk generation improves the adequacy of proposed residential system by canceling-out the forecasters estimation errors which are in the form of Gaussian White noises.
Application of a Bayesian Network Complex System Model Examining the Importance of Customer-Industry Engagement to Peak Electricity Demand Reduction  [PDF]
Desley Vine, Laurie Buys, Jim Lewis, Peter Morris
Open Journal of Energy Efficiency (OJEE) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojee.2016.52004
Abstract: This paper explores the importance of customer-industry engagement (CIE) to peak energy demand by means of a newly developed Bayesian Network (BN) complex systems model entitled the Residential Electricity Peak Demand Model (REPDM). The REPDM is based on a multi-disciplinary perspective designed to solve the complex problem of residential peak energy demand. The model provides a way to conceptualise and understand the factors that shift and reduce consumer demand in peak times. To gain insight into the importance of customer-industry engagement in affecting residential peak demand, this research investigates intervention impacts and major influences through testing five scenarios using different levels of customer-industry engagement activities. Scenario testing of the model outlines the dependencies between the customer-industry engagement interventions and the probabilities that are estimated to govern the dependencies that influence peak demand. The output from the model shows that there can be a strong interaction between the level of CIE activities and interventions. The influence of CIE activity can increase public and householder support for peak reduction and the model shows how the economic, technical and social interventions can achieve greater peak demand reductions when well-designed with appropriate levels of CIE activities.
ENHANCING ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT  [PDF]
Dr. Pankaj Gupta
International Journal of Computer Science and Management Studies , 2012,
Abstract: Customer satisfaction is “merely the entry point for achieving a deeper foundation that rests on total customer engagement,” by Benson Smith and Tony Rutigliano. Everyone aims to satisfy the customers: in fact, you and your competitors may have the same customer satisfaction ratings. What will set you apart from your competition and ensure the growth of your business is to satisfy yourcustomers to the point that you engage them. An engaged customer is the most valuable asset of any organization. Engaged customers assure a business of sustained and profitable growth. They are the first who will continue to repurchase your products, and the most likely to recommend you to other people. Your goal, therefore, isnot just to generate sales, but bring in loyal and engaged customers. So today, leveraging customer contributions is an important source of competitive advantage – whether through advertising, user generated product reviews, customer service FAQs, forums where consumers can socialize with one another or contribute to product development. This paper examines the concept of customer engagement, principles and process of customer engagement,engagement metrics to measure customer engagement, strategies for engaging with customers online, how engagement drives business success & recent trends in customer engagement.
The Economics of Residential Solar Panel Installations for Customers on Tiered Rate Plans  [PDF]
Prashanth U. Nyer, John B. Broughton, Candace E. Ybarra
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2019.74137
Abstract: This case study uses data from a Southern California Edison residential customer on a grandfathered tiered rate plan to investigate 1) whether it was economically beneficial for the customer to have installed solar panels, and 2) what level of usage offset (the percentage of the customer’s annual electricity consumption that is provided by the solar panels) would have resulted in the maximum financial return for the customer. We find that solar panels are an excellent investment for this customer, and that the ideal usage offset for this customer (and others on the tiered rate plans) is 100%. That is, the savings are maximized when the solar panels produce 100% of the customers’ annual electricity consumption.
An Efficient Impedance Matching Technique for Improving Narrowband Power Line Communication in Residential Smart Grids
SNEHASIS DESPANDE, I. V. PRASANNA, S K PANDA
International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering , 2013,
Abstract: Power line communication is a cost-effective, facile and reliable tool for the current electrical distribution grid and will play a significant role towards realizing smart grids in future. Low voltage electrical networks provide a harsh environment for data communication. Significant attenuation, noise, interferences, multipath reflections and overall unpredictable and time varying access impedance are some of the major problems faced by power line communication in its current state. The demand for smart greenhouses is rapidly increasing to meet the energy demand in future. So the need of an effective communication link between main grid and the residential grid is inevitable. This paper aims at removing one of the big hindrances in achieving power line communication, which is impedance mismatch between the communication system side and load side. Although there are many impedance matching techniques, a thorough comparison of all major techniques is required to find out which one is technically efficient and cost effective. It explains the performance variation in different system areas and therefore helps in providing better perceptive of power line communication in real applications.
Influencing behavioral change by customer engagement amongst youth
Singh S
Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics , 2011, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/AHMT.S17856
Abstract: fluencing behavioral change by customer engagement amongst youth Perspectives (2928) Total Article Views Authors: Singh S Published Date December 2011 Volume 2011:2 Pages 123 - 132 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/AHMT.S17856 Sonal Singh Marketing and Management Department, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Abstract: It is widely accepted that many social and health problems have underlying behavioral causes. Because these problems are rooted in human behavior, solutions to deal with them also lie in human behavior. This paper examines ways of integrating customer engagement in social programs to influence and initiate behavior change effectively with a special focus on youth. This work followed a theoretical deduction by use of a literature review. Social marketing places emphasis on behavior change, and one of the key challenges for social marketers is to ensure a perceived value for customers in taking up and maintaining positive behavior. If perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and values influence behavior, then the central focus should be on the youth. Integrating youth is a prerequisite for effective social marketing programs and ultimately behavioral change. This approach will pave the way for effective brand positioning and brand loyalty in social marketing which has been lacking and requires more attention from researchers and policymakers. This paper outlines theoretical developments in social marketing that will increase the effectiveness of social marketing programs overall. Existing social marketing literature typically focuses on social marketing interventions and behavioral change. This paper uses customer engagement within a social marketing context so that social marketing programs are perceived as brands to which youth can relate.
Influencing behavioral change by customer engagement amongst youth
Singh S
Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics , 2011,
Abstract: Sonal SinghMarketing and Management Department, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaAbstract: It is widely accepted that many social and health problems have underlying behavioral causes. Because these problems are rooted in human behavior, solutions to deal with them also lie in human behavior. This paper examines ways of integrating customer engagement in social programs to influence and initiate behavior change effectively with a special focus on youth. This work followed a theoretical deduction by use of a literature review. Social marketing places emphasis on behavior change, and one of the key challenges for social marketers is to ensure a perceived value for customers in taking up and maintaining positive behavior. If perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and values influence behavior, then the central focus should be on the youth. Integrating youth is a prerequisite for effective social marketing programs and ultimately behavioral change. This approach will pave the way for effective brand positioning and brand loyalty in social marketing which has been lacking and requires more attention from researchers and policymakers. This paper outlines theoretical developments in social marketing that will increase the effectiveness of social marketing programs overall. Existing social marketing literature typically focuses on social marketing interventions and behavioral change. This paper uses customer engagement within a social marketing context so that social marketing programs are perceived as brands to which youth can relate.Keywords: social marketing, customer engagement, behavioral influence, change, youth
Insights from Stakeholders of Five Residential Smart Grid Pilot Projects in the Netherlands  [PDF]
Uchechi Obinna, Peter Joore, Linda Wauben, Angele Reinders
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/sgre.2016.71001
Abstract: This paper presents insights and perceptions of stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of residential smart grid pilot projects in the Netherlands, adding to the limited information that is currently available in this area, while expectations about the potential benefits of smart grids are high. The main research questions of this study are: (1) How have some typical residential smart grid pilots in the Netherlands been set up? (2) Which stakeholders are involved in these pilots in the year 2014? (3) What are their views and perceptions with regards to the development and performance of residential smart grids? and (4) What do these stakeholders think about the products and services that may support an active participation of end-users in a smart energy home? To obtain information, we evaluated five residential smart grid pilot projects where smart energy products and services have been implemented. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine stakeholders involved in these projects. The Strategic Niche management framework was used to identify the present state of development and implementation of smart grid pilots. Our study shows that in the Netherlands residential smart grid pilots have been set-up and funded mainly by the government and grid operators. Other stakeholders involved include energy suppliers, end-users (as an energy cooperative or individual household), product and service suppliers, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies, and knowledge institutes. Currently a technology-push approach exists which barely includes an integrated approach towards smart grids products and services development. To the opinion of the interviewed stakeholders, current products and services offered in residential smart grid pilots are functionally attractive, but often too technically complex for the understanding of end-users. Hence, the general view held by respondents is that end-users should be the starting point in the development of smart grid products and services at the residential areas.
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