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Measuring flexibility in the timing of electricity demand

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April 2020 to March 2021

Project team

Jacopo Torriti

Stefan Thor Smith

This project is developing innovative ways of measuring demand side flexibility.

Measuring flexibility in the timing of electricity demand

Model-based assessments of electricity demand vary in their estimates of the costs and benefits of flexibility. Unlike physical assets, which can be subjected to a test procedure in isolation to collect all relevant parameters to characterise their flexibility, measuring demand side flexibility poses challenges in terms of counterfactual demand and value over different time scales. This project reviews flexibility metrics; analyse baseline methodologies; and develop flexibility assessment frameworks. The aspiration of this work is to produce innovative ways of measuring demand side flexibility and its value.

What we are asking

  • How can demand side flexibility be measured in practice?
  • Which data can be used to measure flexibility?

 

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