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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2014: 5th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Investigation of Energy Saving Due to Load Curtailment Activation (LCA) in Toronto, Canada

M. E. Poulad, A. S. Fung, L. He, T. Fotinakopoulos

Abstract: A technique is proposed and developed to predict the household hourly electricity demand. The developed Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model of residential hourly demand is employed to estimate the potential impacts of Load Curtailment Activation (LCA) on electricity demand on the activation days. LCA occurs once per day for no more than four consecutive hours. Electricity demand increases dramatically after peaksaver/LCA is completed on July 6 and August 30 of 2010. Both days show saving if the data are not normalized. Unnormalized load reductions for individual event hours ranged between 0.35 and 0.64 kWh/h or 14% and 24%, respectively.
Pages: 679 - 686