The Role of Flexible Demands in Smart Energy Systems

  • Kristin Dietrich
  • Jesus M. Latorre
  • Luis Olmos
  • Andres Ramos
Part of the Energy Systems book series (ENERGY)


The demand side of the electricity system holds a flexibility resource which has been ignored for a long time. With the presence of smart grids and facing challenges such as the massive integration of renewable energies into the system, demand side measures become viable and indispensable. This chapter will give a brief introduction about the concept of demand response. It will give an overview on demand response mechanisms, their objectives and potentials. Furthermore, an overview about various flexible demands in households, commerce and industries is given.


Demand side management Demand response Peak shaving Demand shifting Flexible demands Power system modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristin Dietrich
    • 1
  • Jesus M. Latorre
    • 1
  • Luis Olmos
    • 1
  • Andres Ramos
    • 1
  1. 1.MadridSpain

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