Modeling and Demonstrating the Effect of Human Decisions on the Distribution Grid

Sjoerd C. Doumen*, Jens Hönen, Phuong Nguyen, Johann L. Hurink, Bert Zwart, Koen Kok

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Abstract

Demand-side management methods such as flexibility and local electricity market studies often do not include varying human decisions, guided by behavior and preference, and the effect these have on the markets and, consequently, on the load of the distribution grid. Studies have shown that, given the right driving motive, human decisions can have an effect and are essential to consider. However, human decisions and their motives are complex and challenging to model, and the effects are not entirely known. Therefore, there is a need to break down human decisions and their motives into modeling parameters to see how these affect the distribution grid. This study aims to model human decisions and see the effect of varying the motives behind these decisions on the operation of distribution grids. First, social factors are explored to determine relevant human decisions. Second, by determining what and how motives drive these decisions. Finally, varying motives and changing human decisions are implemented and simulated in fixed extreme cases. It was found that human decisions can have significant positive and negative effects on the operation of distribution grids depending on the motive and that these motives should be treated delicately.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2023
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-5355-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-5356-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2023 - Washington, United States
Duration: 16 Jan 202319 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)
PublisherIEEE
Volume2023
ISSN (Print)2167-9665
ISSN (Electronic)2472-8152

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2023
Abbreviated titleISGT
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period16/01/2319/01/23

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Demand-side management
  • Distribution grid
  • Electricity market
  • Human decisions
  • 2023 OA procedure

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