Measurement and Evaluation Techniques for Automated Demand Response Demonstration

TitleMeasurement and Evaluation Techniques for Automated Demand Response Demonstration
Publication TypeConference Paper
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-55086
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMotegi, Naoya, Mary Ann Piette, David S. Watson, and Osman Sezgen
Conference Name2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Date Published08/2004
Conference LocationPacific Grove, CA
Abstract

The recent electricity crisis in California and elsewhere has prompted new research to evaluate demand response strategies in large facilities. This paper describes an evaluation of fully automated demand response technologies (Auto-DR) in five large facilities. Auto-DR does not involve human intervention, but is initiated at a facility through receipt of an external communications signal.

This paper summarizes the measurement and evaluation of the performance of demand response technologies and strategies in five large facilities. All the sites have data trending systems such as energy management and control systems (EMCS) and/or energy information systems (EIS). Additional sub-metering was applied where necessary to evaluate the facility's demand response performance. This paper reviews the control responses during the test period, and analyzes demand savings achieved at each site. Occupant comfort issues are investigated where data are available. This paper discusses methods to estimate demand savings and results from demand response strategies at five large facilities.

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