ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION PROFILES OF MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES AT CITY LEVEL

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Abstract

Research on electric profiles analysis is gaining momentum due to the smart meters rollout around the world and with big datasets being produced. Furthermore, new business models taking advantage of peer to peer schemes, blockchain technologies and decentralized electricity generation from renewable energy sources are emerging.

The main objective of this paper is to characterize and typify consumer load profiles by economic sector and power level, later evaluating their potential complementarity and links to solar photovoltaic generation. It was performed a set of statistical data analysis over 15-minute electricity consumption data registries of the years 2014/2015 from a sample of over 3000 smart meters from the most relevant 10 economic sectors of a city. The city of tvora in Portugal was used as a case study.

The results show that it has been possible to typify annual and daily profiles (mainly daily profiles) in several sectors, namely: public administration, retail, education, public lighting, health, and services. Additionally, it was disclosed that there is a huge complementarity between important economic sectors (either at a daily or seasonal level and with different power levels) identifying shared investments opportunities on PV systems.

This work allowed to go forward in the analysis of electricity consumption at high temporal granularity, indicating its interest to improve the electric consumption rationality and promote the integration of renewables energies in many economic sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (ICEE 2019): BRINGING TOGETHER ENGINEERING AND ECONOMICS
EditorsP. Ferreira, I. Soares
PublisherUniversidade do Minho
Pages419-424
ISBN (Print)978-989-97050-9-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th International Conference on Energy and Environment - Bringing together Engineering and Economics (ICEE) - Guimarães, Portugal
Duration: 16 May 201917 May 2019

Publication series

NameICEE International Conference on Energy & Environment
ISSN (Print)2183-3982

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Energy and Environment - Bringing together Engineering and Economics (ICEE)
CountryPortugal
CityGuimarães
Period16/05/1917/05/19

Keywords

  • Smart Meters
  • Electricity Consumption Profiles
  • Economic Sectors

Cite this

Gouveia, J. P., Miguel, L., & Seixas, J. (2019). ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION PROFILES OF MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES AT CITY LEVEL. In P. Ferreira, & I. Soares (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT (ICEE 2019): BRINGING TOGETHER ENGINEERING AND ECONOMICS (pp. 419-424). (ICEE International Conference on Energy & Environment). Universidade do Minho.