Challenge and objective

  • Capacity problems in the grid due to increased peak load. Identify potential for household flexibility.

Work performed

  • A survey among a representative sample of Norwegian households (2017).

Significant results

  • 3 out of 4 are willing to delay the start of washing machine, dishwasher etc.
  • 2 out of 3 will accept remote load control of their water heater.
  • 50% will share the available electricity with others, by manual reduction.

Impact for distribution system innovation

  • Reduced peak loads and reduced need for new investments.

Magnus Korpås

WP3 Lead
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Magnus Korpås
WP3 Lead


Reference in CINELDI

  • A chronicle describing the households customers' evaluation of their potential for flexibility, published in Dagens Næringsliv 21 September, and KS Bedrift Energi.