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The Smart Grid by Math Bollen

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CHAPTER 4

Participation of Network Users

In this chapter, we will look at solutions that involve participation of the network users. This may be with compulsory involvement as part of the connection agreement or by curtailment where the network operator decides who to curtail. We will also discuss more voluntary curtailment schemes, but even with those, the network operator remains under control.

The first way of participation for network users is by the network operator to set compulsory requirements on production units; this is the subject of Section 4.1. We will next, in Section 4.2, discuss the circumstances under which curtailment of consumption already takes place in the existing system. In Section 4.3, a method called “intertrip” will ...

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