Using Air Conditioning Load Response for Spinning Reserve

TitleUsing Air Conditioning Load Response for Spinning Reserve
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJohn D Kueck, Brendan J Kirby, Moonis R Ally, C. Keith Rice
Date Published02/2009
InstitutionOak Ridge National Laboratory
CityOak Ridge
KeywordsLoad as a Resource, LR05-001, spinning reserves

This report assesses the use of air conditioning load for providing spinning reserve and discusses load forecasting challenges, temperature effect, and the effect of the load drop on customer homes. Air conditioning load is well suited for the spinning reserve service because it often increases during heavy load periods and can be curtailed for short periods with little impact to the customer. The report also provides an appendix describing the ambient temperature effect on air conditioning load.