Verification of demand changes which result from DSB implementation requires time of use energy metering. Task XI will investigate "time of use metering" and developed "profile metering" for smaller customers as mechanisms for driving DSB and energy savings.
Feedback of end use energy consumption data to customers and their energy management systems helps in reducing energy use and also in moving elements of demand to lower cost periods. It also allows any significant changes customers make in their energy use pattern to be fed back to them so that they can see the results and value of their efforts. The main benefits of providing this information are to focus customers' attention on their energy use, its specific impact on the environment and in encouraging savings. It also assists the demand aggregation process for smaller customer DSB.
Task XI will address the issues of pricing and monitoring of energy end use and mechanisms for smaller customer, demand participation via DSB.
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The overall objective of Task XI is to increase the motivation of smaller customers to modify their energy demand and to provide mechanisms for their participation in the demand side of competitive energy markets.
In order to achieve this objective, Task XI will quantify and develop mechanisms and technologies to motivate smaller customer, energy and profile shape change through the feedback of information and by enabling their participation in the demand side of energy markets.
The specific issues which will be addressed are to define the technical, system and customer requirements for bidding the aggregated demand and distributed generation of smaller customers into energy markets. Mechanisms for validation and reward processes will be investigated, as will processes for demand aggregation and implementing demand changes.
The dynamic demand profiles generated by DSB implementation will influence profile settlements systems now in place in most competitive markets involving residential and small commercial/industrial customers. Time of use metering will be considered as a possible mechanism for Demand Side Bidding (DSB) validation.
Task XI will quantify the costs and benefits of time of use pricing and end use monitoring of energy for small customers. The value of and implementation methods for providing end use energy data monitoring and feedback to customers to achieve DSM benefits will be quantified. The Task will also quantify what time of use and end use pricing and metering for smaller customers has been implemented and results achieved to date in different countries;
Reports planned for 2007:
Meetings planned for 2007:
Activity Time ScheduleTask 11 was entered into force in October 2003 and will be completed by 31 October, 2007.
There are no events defined for this task at this point in time.
For more information please contact the Operating Agent: Richard Formby, EA Technology, United Kingdom.