Task 2 – Communication Technologies for Demand-Side Management

Synopsis

Task 2 started in 1993 and was concluded in 2003. In consequence the Task carried out work over the whole period of transition of utility businesses in many countries from utilities with a single product offering to full commercial companies. New utility businesses are now competitive entities seeking to offer a range of products to meet customer and market requirements. Task 2 was initially conceived to study the issue of providing cost effective communication for energy management services in a utility environment.

Achieved results

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Over the period of existence the Task developed, through input of participating countries, into a project to deliver cost effective energy management and energy efficiency improvement services, as well as a range of services which were percieved as meeting potential market and customer requirements. These services included remote diagnostics of energy consuming appliances, remote CHP and embedded generation management, as well as security and medical assistance provision. The bundling of multiple and diverse services was shown to be the most effective way of meeting financial viability requirements. Techno-economic studies were carried out to determine these issues.

Participants

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Australia, Canada, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the UK

Task Duration: October 1993 – May 2002

Contacts

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CountryRoleName 
United KingdomOperating AgentRichard Formby
EA Technology Ltd
Capenhurst
Chester CH1 6ES
Phone: +44 151 347 2509
Fax: +44 151 347 2226
jrf@eatl.co.uk
United KingdomAdministratorMaureen Smith
EA Technology Ltd
Capenhurst
Chester CH1 6ES
Phone: +44 151 347 2344
Fax: +44 151 347 2226
ms@eatl.co.uk
AustraliaNational ExpertDennis Stanley
Product Development Manager
Nort Power
P.O. Box 786
Port Macquarie
NSW Australia 2444
Phone +61 2 6582 8777
Fax: +61 2 6582 8662
d.stanley@northpower.com.au
CanadaNational ExpertNeil Burnett
Program Manager, Smart Energy Systems Program
Isotope and Sustainable Technologies Division
800 Kipling Avenue, KR277
Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5S4
Phone: +1 416 207 5804
Fax: +1 416 207 6333
burnettn@oht.hydro.on.ca
FinlandNational ExpertPentti Uuspää
Senior Research Engineer
VTT Energy, Energy and Power Systems
Tekniikantie 4 C, Espoo
P.O. Box 1606
FIN-02044 VTT
Phone: +358 9 456 6438
Fax: +358 9 456 6538
pentti.uuspaa@vtt.fi
FinlandNational ExpertPekka Koponen
Research Scientist, Distribution Automation
VTT Energy, Energy Power and Systems
Tekniikantie 4C, Espoo
P.O. Box 1606
FIN 02044 VTT
Phone: +358 9 456 6755
Fax: +358 9 456 6538
pekka.koponen@vtt.fi
NetherlandsNational ExpertJan Griffioen
ENECO Trasport & Produktie
Rochussenstraat 200, Rotterdam Room 401
Postbus 1598
3000 BN Rottterdam
Phone: +31 10 457 7125
Fax: +31 10 457 7741
j.griffioen@eneca.nol
NorwayNational ExpertBjørn Grinden
EFI, SINTEF Group
Norwegian Electric Power Institute
Semselandsv 11
N-7034
Phone: +47 73 59 720
Fax: +47 73 59 7250
bjorn.grinden@efi.sintef.no
SpainNational ExpertJuan Comas
FECSA (ENDESA Group)
Paralelo 51
08004 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 404 1537
Fax: +34 93 443 1559
jcomas@eic.ictnet.es jcomas@fecsa.es
United KingdomNational ExpertJohn Reeves
EA Technology Ltd
Capenhurst
Chester CH1 6ES
Phone: +44 151 347 2330
Fax: +44 151 347 2226
jr@eatl.co.uk

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