Implementation Possibilities of Power-based Distribution Tariff by Using Smart Metering Technology

Kimmo Lummi, Petri Trygg, Antti Rautiainen, Pertti Järventausta

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    This paper discusses on the implementation possibilities of distribution tariffs that include a separate demand (i.e. power) component for small customers by taking use of the present, and still developing, smart metering technology. Power-based distribution tariffs offer the customers effective price signals and better possibilities to affect to the size of their distribution fees through their own actions. The use of demand based components in the tariff structures also reflects the actual cost structure of the Distribution System Operator (DSO) and could make the pricing of the DSOs more just and transparent. In the paper, the possibility of limiting the yearly peak hourly power demand of the customer with the software fuse functionality of the smart meters is in a key role when different ways of implementing power based distribution tariff are studied. The paper also provides information about results of a questionnaire made to smart metering technology vendors about the present state and technological possibilities of the smart meters e.g. in the case of load control possibilities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2015
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    ISSN (Electronic)2032-9644


    ConferenceInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

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