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Practical Implementation of Demand Response in Finland

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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 → …

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ISSN (Electronic)2032-9644


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


In this paper, we have studied the potential, incentives, and obstacles of the practical implementation of the demand response (DR) in Finland. We have discovered that there are remarkable amount of the controllable loads, which can be controlled via smart meters. Furthermore, market places for DR already exists, and it is possible to gain economic benefits from DR. However, the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders are unclear, and heterogeneity in systems and solutions hinder the actualization of the load controls. Furthermore, there may appear conflicting interests, as the sharing of the costs and benefits seem to be unequal in some cases, and contradicting needs for load controls between stakeholders may occur. As solutions to overcome the discovered obstacles, we suggest that more standardization to interfaces between stakeholders’ ICT systems is needed, stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities in the demand response process need to be clarified, and modifications in regulations are needed, to ease the problems concerning missing incentives and the conflict of interests.

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