For Demand Response to be implemented in residential households, a residential aggregator will be necessary. Up to now, the lack of infrastructure and clear business models has inhibited the formation of a commercial aggregator on this level.
Demand response in private households can help DSOs ensure a satisfactory voltage quality and prevent overloading of the line components. Smart shifting of consumption allows adjustments according to fluctuating production and demand. In this way, peaks can be shaved without affecting the prosumer’s comfort.
A telecom operator would be able to help DSOs in their region anticipate decentralized power generation and peak usage so they can manage and control their distribution network at a deeper level.