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Green Information Technology by Babak Akhgar, Colin Pattinson, Mohammad Dastbaz

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Chapter 11

Automated Demand Response, Smart Grid Technologies, and Sustainable Energy Solutions

Azad Camyab    Pearlstone Energy Ltd., London, UK

Abstract

The chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the UK electricity market. The resulting decline in capacity and generator availability has led to very tight capacity margins—the difference between electricity supply and demand levels that can make the National Grid's role (the UK transmission system operator (TSO)) in matching generation and demand quite challenging. A fast-acting, clean flexible load is a unique asset that currently is virtually untapped in the United Kingdom. This is a valuable commodity that can potentially meet the pressures of peak electricity demand while giving ...

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