Dynamic Load Management Applications and Benefits
Dynamic Load Management can be either realized as a stand-alone solution or integrated with the Gridstream AIM system
Presently, Load Management and Smart Metering systems can function as a single unit. Individual system design can be customized to integrate traditional ripple control systems from different manufacturers.
Real-time control over loads within the power network can be carried out via broadcast commands either by traditional ripple control (one-way) or by smart (two-way) load switch devices (L7XX series).
Third Generation Load Management is tailor-made to address the future needs of energy consumers, distributors and the national grid companies in a liberalized market place.
- Sustained heating of hot water boilers at the lowest tariff, unaffected by the change of energy supplier
- Remote control of the customer profile
- No customer involvement required
- Credit payments from the network operator for switching loads such as hot water boilers, air conditioners, heat pumps or vehicle charging stations
- Quick fault finding by the network operator enabled by the status reporting feature of the load switch
- Individual control of the public lighting by SMS
- Easy migration from an existing ripple control installation to a smart metering system
- Prevention of load peaks creates a leaner network infrastructure
- Dynamic Load Management trade benefits (virtual power station) national grid companies
- Cost-efficient maintenance of the load management and smart metering systems
- Attractive value-added services reinforce customer loyalty
- Public lighting: operational efficiency increases as a result of status reporting and remote object allocation
National Grid Operator(s)
- Optimized network restoration after a blackout enabled by smart load switching functions of the L740 Hybrid Load Switch
- Increased network stability by load shedding during periods of under-frequency
- Integration of Load Management the planning of power station capacity, reduction of spinning reserve and CO2 emissions