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Operational and Technological Peak Load Shifting Strategies for Residential Buildings

Abstract Residential air conditioning systems represent a critical load for many electric

utilities, especially for those who serve customers in hot climates. In hot and dry

climates, in particular, the cooling load is usually relatively low during night hours and

early mornings and hits its maximum in the late afternoon. If electric loads could be

shifted from peak hours (e.g., late afternoon) to off-peak hours (e.g., late morning), not

only would building operation costs decrease, the need to run peaker plants, which

typically use more fossil fuels than non-peaker plants, would also decrease. Thus, shifting

electricity consumption from peak to off-peak hours promotes economic and

environmental savings. Operational and technological strateg... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Arababadi, Reza Arababadi (Author) / Parrish, Kristen (Advisor) / Reddy, T A (Committee member) / Jackson, Roderick K (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Sustainability / Energy efficiency / Energy modeling / Peak load / Pre cooling / Residential building / Solar PVs
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 140 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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