A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Regulation as an enabler of demand response in electricity markets and power systems

Publication Details
Authors: Annala Salla, Lukkarinen Jani, Primmer Eeva, Honkapuro Samuli, Ollikka Kimmo, Sunila Kanerva, Ahonen Tero
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Journal acronym: JCP
Volume number: 195
Start page: 1139
End page: 1148
Number of pages: 10
ISSN: 0959-6526
eISSN: 0959-6526
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


The reduction of environmental impacts of electricity use and the
transition to renewable power generation crucially depend on demand
response (DR). This article takes the political commitment to DR as a
starting point and empirically examines Finnish stakeholders’ views on
barriers to the utilization of DR and the ways in which these barriers
could be overcome. The analysis is based on surveys of Finnish
electricity retailers and distribution system operators (DSOs), a survey
of a wider range of energy specialists, and a follow-up workshop of the
latter survey. According to the participants, the main barriers are
related to customer engagement and DR automation. Thus, the proposed
solutions focused largely on end-user incentives and obligations as well
as technical issues. Especially the latter topic would benefit from
regulative measures such as standardization of appliance interfaces,
whereas changes in electricity tariff structures may take place either
through normative changes by the retailers and DSOs or through

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