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Dynamic Scheduling: The Forgotten Issue

Fortnightly Magazine - April 15 1997

load at an aluminum plant as well as the plant's total load. Clearly, aggregation reduces the volatility of the load that generators must serve. The sum of the ranges of the three components is 23 MW, but the range for the total load is less than 14 MW, a 40-percent reduction.

*Inclusion of transmission costs and losses assumes that dynamic scheduling is compared to a reference in which electric service is provided from within the physical-host control area. If, however, the reference is a static schedule, then there may be little or no incremental transmission costs or losses associated with dynamic scheduling.

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