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Load Models for Electricity Distribution Price Regulation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED2019)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-2-9602415-0-1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameConference proceedings CIRED
ISSN (Electronic)2032-9644


ConferenceInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution


The Finnish Energy Authority, which regulates electricity distribution network operation, was given a new task in 2017 when the law on electricity markets changed. The new law states the distribution fees in any consumer segment can increase a maximum of 15 % during a period of 12 months. To enforce this law, the regulator must be able to calculate average distribution charges for different customer segments. In this paper, we aim to create type consumer load models that can be used to calculate average distribution charges with a wide variety of distribution tariffs. The tariff structures are not regulated and they can contain differently defined time-of-use periods, peak periods, and maximum demand calculation principles. In addition, possibility to evaluate novel distribution tariffs with power and tier limits is considered.


  • Load modeling, Regulation, Tariff

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