Enabling Electricity Access: Revisiting Load Models for AC Grid Operation-Part I

Ameena Al-Sumaiti, Magdy Salama, Mohamed El Moursi, Tareefa Alsumaiti, Mousa Marzband

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Meeting electricity demand in remote communities and non-electrified regions in the poor developing world is a
challenge. Power generation is in shortage compared to electricity demand. Electric utilities either would enforce grid’s
zonal load curtailment or not electrify regions. Controlling electricity demand can play a vital role in enabling electricity
access; however, weather uncertainty drives electricity demand variability. This paper provides an overview of current
demand side management research, identify research gaps and propose a more promising approach to enable electricity
access. Also, it proposes manipulating appliances models to fit their operation in applications where power supply shortage
is an issue such. The proposed work considers the effect of the probabilistic nature of weather and meeting AC grid codes
of operation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2563-2571
JournalIET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
Issue number12
Early online date4 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2019


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