Network impacts of distribution power tariff schemes with active customers

Antti Supponen, Antti Rautiainen, Kimmo Lummi, Pertti Järventausta, Sami Repo

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    In this paper we study the network impacts of power based distribution tariff which has been widely discussed in Finland as a future electricity distribution tariff also for small customers. The abundance of smart meters in Finland has enabled new forms of electricity pricing schemes, most notably hourly based energy pricing utilized by many Finnish retailers presently. However, the distribution pricing schemes are currently virtually same as during pre-deregulation and before the automatic meter reading (AMR) infrastructure. The paper presents the network impacts (voltage and current violations) of proposed tariff scheme based on load flow simulation of large-scale real-life distribution network from Finland. Simulations include the impact of both the retail and the distribution tariffs. Customers having large enough energy consumption (electric heating customers) are simulated to have a home automation for energy management. The results show that customer energy optimization can cause significant investment needs to the network and that power based distribution tariff can mitigate these issues.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 13th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2016
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509012978
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2016
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on the European Energy Market -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    ISSN (Electronic)2165-4093


    ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
    Period1/01/00 → …


    • Electricity Distribution Pricing
    • Energy management/optimization
    • Network Impacts
    • Power Tariff

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Marketing
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Fuel Technology

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