Event: Smart Grid Technologies and Implications for Inclusive Development in Sri Lanka

Demand Side Management and the Prosumer: What, Who, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Implications

04 April 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Thusitha Sugathapala, University of Moratuwa
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Pierluigi Mancarella, The University of Melbourne
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Reihana Mohideen, University of Melbourne
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Enter the prosumer, as smart grid will bring in a new paradigm of active distribution that can dramatically change the roles of consumers and communities, transforming passive users into active players—both as producers and consumers or prosumers with potentially important implications for gender equality and social inclusion.

This session explains demand side management in relation to the power system and electricity network, from generation to end users. It discusses the enhanced role of demand management for smart grid systems and examines the case of the Sri Lanka experience.

Geographical Focus: 
Sri Lanka
Type of Content: 
Learning Event


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