Power System Operation, Planning and Economics (PSOPE) Committee IEEE

Subcommittees

Working Group on Demand Response

Scope and Description

This WG is focused on identifying emerging demand response technologies, developing methods for performance evaluation and cost-benefits studies of demand response, and investigating market schemes that can provide economic incentives for demand response. The goal of the WG is to identify the criteria for evaluating demand response technologies and developing business models for demand response as energy and ancillary service products.

Leadership Team

Chair: Dr. Jianming (Jamie) Lian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Jianming.lian@pnnl.gov

Vice Chair: Dr. Haiwang Zhong, Tsinghua University, zhonghw@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Secretaries: Dr. Gregor Verbic, University of Sydney, gregor.verbic@sydney.edu.au and Dr. Qinran Hu, Harvard University, qinranhu@g.harvard.edu

Past Chairs: Dr. Ning Lu, North Carolina State University, nlu2@ncsu.edu and Dr. Pengwei Du, ERCOT, pengwei.du@ercot.com

Past Activities

Since its inception, the WG has organized a number of panels at IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meetings and at T&D meetings, which regularly draw over 100 attendees. This includes the following hosted panels:

  • “Wholesale and Retail Market Interaction Requirements for Effective Demand-side Participation,” 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
    • Panel Chairs: Farrokh Rahimi and Leigh Tesfatsion
    • Panelists:
      • Ali Ipakchi, OATI, “Emerging Electricity Industry Landscape”
      • Jim Price, California ISO, “Possibilities and Limitations of Demand-side Participation in Bulk Power and Wholesale Market Operations”
      • Mohammad Shahidehpour, Illinois Institute of Technology, “Demand Response Exchange (DRX) for Day-ahead Scheduling of Power Systems with Variable Renewable Energy”
      • Ron Melton, Pacific Northwest National Laboraory, “Transactive Control of Demand-side Assets”
      • Koen Kok, TNO, “Intelligent System Support for Transactive Energy Systems”
      • Auswin Thomas, Iowa State University, “Integrated Transmission and Distribution Effects of Demand-side Participation”
      • C. Thomas, Electric Power Research Institute, “Demand-side Requirements for the Integrated Grid”
      • Nanpeng Yu, University of California, Riverside, “A California Utilities Perspective on Demand-side Participation”
  • “Market-based Approaches for Demand Response,” 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
    • Panel Chairs: Jianming (Jamie) Lian and Wei Zhang
    • Panelists:
      • Wei Zhang, The Ohio State University, “Market-based Approaches for Demand Response”
      • Anuradha Annaswamy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “A Dynamic Market Mechanism for Integration of Renewables and Demand Response”
      • Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, University of California, Riverside, “Enhancing Demand Bids in Wholesale Electricity Markets”
      • Sean Meyn, University of Florida, “From the Sunshine State to the Solar State: A New Vision for Transactive Control”
      • Na Li, Harvard University, “Demand Response Using Linear Supply Function Bidding”
      • Duncan Callaway, University of California, Berkeley, “Dynamic Contracts for Demand Response”
      • Steve Widergren, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “A Transactive Systems Approach to Access Flexibility of Endā€Use Resources”
  • “Demand Response Programs: Overview, Applications, and Field Experiments,” 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
    • Panel Chair: Pengwei Du
    • Panelists:
      • Ning Lu, North Carolina State University, “Demand Response Applications: Modeling, Control, and Economics”
      • Farrokh Rahami, OATI, “Provision of Grid Services from Demand-Side Resources”
      • Yonghong Chen, Midcontinent ISO, “Demand Response Resources in MISO and other RTOs”
      • Pengwei Du, ERCOT, “Demand Response Tutorial”
      • Jianming (Jamie) Lian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “Transactive Control for Demand Response: Principle, Demonstration and Analysis”
  • “Challenges, Opportunities, and Approaches for Integrating Demand Response in Markets and Distribution Systems,” 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
    • Panel Chairs: Jim Price and Haiwang Zhong
    • Panelists:
      • Jim Price, California ISO, “Introduction: ISO Perspective on Integrating Demand Response”
      • Daniel Kirschen, University of Washington, “Demand Response: Balancing the Needs of the Distribution and Transmission Networks”
      • Alex Papalexopoulos, ECCO International and Farrokh Rahimi, OATI, “Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Demand Response in Organized Market”
      • Goran Andersson, ETH, “Control of Loads for Power System Ancillary Services”
      • Jianming (Jamie) Lian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “Theoretical Framework for Integrating Distributed Energy Resources into Distribution Systems”
  • “Provision of Grid Services from DR Resources,” 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society T&D Conference & Exhibition
    • Chaired by Farrokh Rahimi
    • Panelists:
      • Farrokh Rahimi, OATI, “Provision of Flexible Grid Services from Demand-side Assets”
      • Jianming (Jamie) Lian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “Internet of Things-aided Control for Heterogeneous End-use Appliances to Participate into Grid Operations as a Virtual Power Plant”
      • Ning Lu, North Carolina State University, “Provision of Frequency Response Services from DR Resources”
      • Jeremy Laundergan, EnerNex, “Aligning DR Capabilities and Appropriate DR Applications”

The WG also organized a tutorial on “Demand response: Overview, Application and Field Implementation” at the 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, which over 20 attendees. This tutorial was chaired by Farrokh Rahimi of OATI and had the following instructors:

  • Farrokh Rahimi, OATI, “The Changing Utility Landscape”
  • Ning Lu, North Carolina State University, “Demand Response Applications: Modeling, Control, and Economics”
  • Haiwang Zhong, Tsinghua University, “Demand Response in Energy Internet”
  • Jianming (Jamie) Lian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “Demystifying Transactive Energy System: Glossary, Principle & Application”

Future Activites

The WG will host the following three panels at both the 2019 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies conference and the 2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting:

  • “Harnessing the flexibility of behind-the-meter energy resources”
    • Panel Chair:Gregor Verbic
    • Panelists:
      • Archie Chapman, The University of Sydney
      • Evan Franklin, University of Tasmania
      • Thomas Morstyn, University of Oxford
      • Pierluigi Mancarella, The University of Melbourne
      • Goran Strbac, Imperial College London
      • Kankar Bhattacharya, University of Waterloo
      • Ivana Kockar, University of Strathclyde
      • Johanna Mathieu, University of Michigan
      • Gregor Verbic, The University of Sydney
  • “Distributed Demand Response Dilemma: Defect or Engage”
    • Panel Chairs: Kenneth Bruninx and Yury Dvorkin
    • Panelists:
      • Johanna L. Mathieu, University of Michigan
      • Eilyan Bitar, Cornell University
      • Benjamin F. Hobbs, John Hopkins University
      • Kameshwar Poolla, University of California, Berkeley
      • Yury Dvorkin, New York University
      • Kenneth Bruninx, KU Leuven
  • “Cost-Effective Provision of Grid Services from Demand-side Assets”
    • Panel Chairs: Farrokh Rahimi and Ning Lu
    • Panelists:
      • Farrokh Albuyeh, OATI
      • Masahiro Tanaka, Tokyo Electric Power Company
      • Ed Hedges, Kansas City Power & Light
      • Jim Price, California ISO

The WG will also host the following tutorials:

  • “Demand response: Overview, Application and Field Implementation,” 2019 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies conference
    • Tutorial Chair: Farrokh Rahimi
    • Instructors:
      • Farrokh Rahami, OATI
      • Ning Lu, North Carolina State University
      • Haiwang Zhong, Tsinghua University
      • Jianming (Jamie) Lian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • “Transactive Energy Systems: Overview, Theory, Tool, Application, and Trend,” 2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
    • Tutorial Chairs: Jianming (Jamie) Lian and Koen Kok
    • Instructors:
      • Christopher Irwin, Department of Energy
      • Jianming (Jamie) Lian, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
      • Steve Widergren, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
      • Farrokh Rahimi, OATI
      • Paul Heitmann, IEEE
      • Leigh Tesfatsion, Iowa State University
      • Srinivas Katipamula, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
      • Koen Kok, TNO
      • Haiwang Zhong, Tsinghua University

The WG is also working on developing a white paper and/or book that summarizes ongoing research and applications of different demand response technologies, possibly in coordination with CIGRE. The WG is also working on organizing a special issue of a PES Transactions journals on demand response with multiple energy carriers.

Get Involved

You can join the WG and get involved by contacting any member of the WG leadership team via email.