Demand Side Management and its Possibilities in Jordan
 
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Electrical Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
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Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
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Hanan Mohammad Abusamaha   

Electrical Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan
Publication date: 2020-01-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2020; 21(1):29–33
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The increase in energy consumption and energy bills in Jordan have been escalating rapidly, which requires a special concern as a large percent of the energy is imported. The need for the reducing peak demand of the distribution network is essential to decrease the overall electricity generation cost. This study was aimed at presenting a model for a home that manages its energy consumption, and the maximum savings possible if the load shifting to off-peak times was applied. It also introduced a tariff that is more concerned in time of use rather than consumption only. The power consumption profile is collected for a sample house. The profile for a week was registered and graphed. The pricing suggested was calculated per day. Moreover, some samples applied worldwide were discussed to find a suitable model. It was found that a saving rate of 16% is achievable if the time of use charge is applied. Additionally, a peak load reduction of 3.5 kWH average per day (in the peak hours) is possible.