Projects & References

PEAP – Austrian Industrial and Commercial sector

Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (Austrian research programme)
04/2010 – 09/2011

An increasing share of electricity generation from renewable energy sources requires measures to balance fluctuations in electricity production. Demand side measures, especially demand response solutions, can contribute to integration of renewable energy sources and are a substitute for electrical storage capacity. .

This project focuses on the Austrian industrial and commercial sector, because high energy inputs and low implementation costs leading to high potentials are expected


The analysis of the demand response potential in the industry and commercial sector is based on following tasks:

  • Research and evaluation of existing international demand response programs
  • Identification of the load shift potential according to two complementary approaches (top-down and bottom-up)
  • Calculation and analysis of the load shift potential and effects and determination of cost curves Identification of the load shift potential in a model region and illustration of the results with cost curves


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