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Demand Response/ Load Shifting Survey

All questions in this survey refer to electrical demand response (DR) on electricity distribution grid level. DR here refers to management of controllable ELECTRICAL loads (and generation) of consumers: Load shifting/ adaption (e.g. in households, commercial buildings).

1. How would you rate the IMPORTANCE of demand response (DR) in efficient Smart Grid development?
Not at all importantSlightly importantModerately importantVery importantExtremely importantDon't know
2. How would you rate the PRIORITY of DR among other Smart Grid elements, like electric vehicles, energy storage, etc.?
No priorityLow priorityMedium priorityHigh priorityEssentialDon't know
3. How would you rate the importance of the following DR functions for local electricity grid support?
Space Cell Not at all importantSlightly importantModerately importantVery importantExtremely importantDon’t know
Congestion management/
peak load shaving
Phase balance( i )
Voltage control( i )
4. How would you rate the importance of the following DR functions for local generators support?
Space Cell Not at all importantSlightly importantModerately importantVery importantExtremely importantDon’t know
Local consumption of generation surplus
(generation-consumption matching)( i )
5. How would you rate the importance of the following DR functions for electricity system support?
Space Cell Not at all importantSlightly importantModerately importantVery importantExtremely importantDon’t know
Frequency control
(power balance)( i )
6. How important are the following technical features( i ) for each type of DR system, from Least to Most important?
[1 = Least important; 5 = Most important]
Space Cell CENTRALISED( i )
automated DR system
without consumer engagement
DECENTRALISED( i )
automated DR system
without consumer engagement
DECENTRALISED
semi-automated DR system with
active consumer engagement
Fast installation( i )
Interoperability( i )
Easy setup( i )
Limited downtime( i )
Data logging( i )
Data encryption( i )
Fault/ Error alarms( i )
Multifunctionality( i )
User friendly interface( i )
7. How serious are the following technological, economic and social barriers to each type of DR system, from Least to Most serious?
[1 = Least serious; 5 = Most serious]
Space Cell CENTRALISED
automated DR system
without consumer engagement
DECENTRALISED
automated DR system
without consumer engagement
DECENTRALISED
semi-automated DR system with
active consumer engagement
Immature technology( i )
Gaps in standards( i )
High implementation
and operation costs
Uncertainty in
economic benefits( i )
Little research in active
consumer involvement( i )
Security and
privacy of data( i )
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