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Flexi: Determining the flexibilization potential of the electricity demand (Détermination du potentiel de flexibilisation de la demande électrique)

In a field experiment, we assess the effectiveness of time-of-use tariffs in shifting intraday electricity demand toward the period when most production of electricity from solar sources takes place. Two treatment groups are created. The first treatment group faces a two-part tariff, with a low tariff between 11am and 3pm (the period with most solar radiation) and a high tariff outside these hours. The second treatment group faces a dynamic tariff, where periods of low and high tariffs change from day to day, according to day-ahead weather forecasts. The low tariff hours are transmitted to households one day in advance via text message. The control group faces a flat tariff. All households are equipped with smart meters that transmit electricity usage every hour (or even every 15 minutes). The experiment will last for at least one year.

Key Information

Researchers from SCCER CREST: Martin Péclat, Dr. Sylvain Weber
Work Package / Task: 2.1
Research Partners: University of Neuchâtel
Keywords: Energy Demand, Energy Policy, Behavior Change, Consumer Behavior, Demand Management, Electricity Markets, Experimental Research, Solar Energy
Start date: 01.11.2015
End date: 30.09.2018
Status: completed

Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society and Transition
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