Defence of dissertation in the field of Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering, M.Sc.(Tech.) Semen Uimonen

Title of the thesis is “Modelling Escalator Power Consumption and Demand Response Potential”

Potential Escalator Load Impact on Power Systems

Power system requires a constant balance in supply and demand of electricity. Due to the increasing usage of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, which cause uncertainty in the supplied power, the demand side has to compensate by becoming increasingly more flexible. As a result, there is a need for new cost-efficient means for control on the consumption side of the power system. The active participation of the consumers in the power system balancing is called demand response.

This dissertation analyzes the potential of utilizing escalators as a controllable electrical load to participate in the demand response. To reach this objective, the dissertation focuses on providing methods for modelling the escalator power consumption in high-resolution and the long-term energy consumption based on simulation of the passenger traffic. The dissertation provides a framework for modelling of escalator demand response potential while taking into consideration the impact on the passenger traffic and handling capacity.

Opponent: Professor Matti Silventoinen, LUT University, Finland

Custos: Professor Matti Lehtonen, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation.

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Contact information: Semen Uimonen, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, [email protected]

The dissertation is publicly displayed 10 days before the defence at the noticeboard of the School of Electrical Engineering, Maarintie 8, Espoo.

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