Demand Side management(DSM)



1. What is Demand side Management?

• Demand Side management is a mechanism to influence customer’s CAPABILITY and WILLINGNESS to reduce electricity consumption.
Demand Side Management is a utility program aiming to fine-tune consumers’ energy consumption pattern, according to the utility’s energy production and distribution capacity.

2. What are the objectives of Demand Side Management?

Demand-side management (DSM) programs consist of planning, implementing, and monitoring activities of electric utilities that are designed to encourage consumers to modify their level and pattern of electricity usage.
Demand side management relies on a combination of using high efficiency equipment and efficient use of electricity through good operating practice.
Demand Side Management (DSM) is the implementation of policies and measures which serve to control, influence and generally reduce electricity demand. DSM aims to improve final electricity-using systems, reduce consumption, while preserving the same level of service and comfort.

3. What is Reliability & Stability?

DSM provides enhanced reliability to the energy system by reducing overall demand through energy efficiency and by reducing peak demand through dispatchable programs. It also reduces transmission and distribution costs relative to a supply side resource. DSM increases diversity of energy sources.

4. What are the different programs under DSM?

Energy Efficiency – emphasis is on reducing overall energy consumption and also peak demand over several years.
Peak Load Management – emphasis is on reducing peak demand consistently over a season.
Demand Response – emphasis is on reducing peak demand for short periods of time for a few days during the year.

5. What are the Activities of DSM in BESCOM?

Innovative BEIPP scheme supported by International Copper Promotion Council (India) (ICPCI) and launched.
The official suppliers were(selected through tender)
M/s Kirloskar Brothers Ltd
M/s KSB Pumps Ltd
M/s Crompton Greaves Ltd
1074 rgy Efficient IP Sets were sold under the scheme.
b. Solar Water Heaters:
Implementation of Government Order dated 13.11.2007 for use of CFLs / Solar Water Heaters / Building codes monitored and also several circulars were issued for mandatory use of Solar Water Heating System. Mandatory use of CFLs / T-5 tube lights in BESCOM offices.
BESCOM has made mandatory to install Solar Water Heating systems for new connections without which service is not being given to such new connections.
Circulars and instructions have been issued to the field officers to educate and bring in awareness about the advantage of installing Solar Water Heating systems.
The public are being enlighten on this in various forums especially in Janasamparka Sabhas, Customer meets etc., We have also instructed the Meter Readers and the Linemen who are visiting the customer premises during the meter readings and while attending to the customer complaints to explain about the advantages of Solar Water Heating systems in the form of saving energy and consequential reduction in the electricity bills.
We have issued strict directions to the field officers to adhere to the notifications issued regarding mandatory use of Solar Water Heating systems by the customers as per the guidelines of Government of Karnataka.
No. of Solar Water Heating Systems installed during:
2008-09 : 6187
2009-10 : 47218
2010-11 : 52491
2011-12 (Dec-11) : 35718
Total number of Solar Water Heating Systems existing are 2,43,841 with 18,28,808 of solar area.
c. What is Bachat Lamp Yojana Scheme?
Bachat Lamp Yojana, a scheme to promote CFLs in place of incandescent lamps under CDM project announced by MoP, GoI. This is named as BELAKU in Karnataka.
Maximum of 4 CFLs per customer to be distributed. Each CFL to be distributed at a cost of Rs. 15/-. The difference amount of CFL cost to be obtained by the implementing agency through CDM in the form of trading CERs.
M/s. HPL Electric & Power Pvt. Ltd. Has been entrusted for two rural Circles namely Bangalore Rural and Kolar covering 4 districts. Work is under progress.
37,01,368 CFLs are sold (during 2011) in Bangalore Rural and Kolar O&M circles through M/s. HPL Electric & Power Pvt. Ltd.
BESCOM has entrusted Bachat Lamp Yojana scheme in Bangalore City to M/s. Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a joint venture company of Public Sector Undertakings of Ministry of Power, Government of India.
d. How BBMP is co-ordinating with Bescom for DSM Activities?
BBMP was requested to reduce energy consumption in street lights, hoardings and parks etc.
 To switch ON the street lights just at the dusk i.e. 6.30 pm and switch OFF just before the sunrise i.e. by 5.30 am.
 To switch OFF lights (except for security lighting) in parks and gardens immediately after exit of public in the evenings i.e. by 8.00 pm.
 To take action for reduction of 50% of power in respect of hoardings, boards and advertising illuminations.
 Make provision for dimmers, for street lights and put them on 3 phases in such a manner that alternative street lights are ON in different phases with a facility to switch off the lights whenever required. To switch off 1/3rd of the street lights on high masts after 10.00pm. Response–GOOD
e. What is meant by Vidhyuth Jaagruti Yojane?
“Vidhyuth Jagruthi Yojane” an awareness program introduced for Higher Primary & High school children to bring in awareness among the children who in-turn communicate this in their families.
A booklet with information of Electricity Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Regulators and Energy Conservation methods was distributed among the children.
An objective and pick and speak test were conducted after a week and cash prizes awarded for the top three students in both the test.
For Objective type test:
I prize : Rs. 700/-
II prize : Rs. 300/-
III prize : Rs. 200/-
For Pick and speak test:
I prize : Rs. 300/-
II prize : Rs. 200/-
III prize : Rs. 100/-
f. Awareness required in DSM?
 Necessity of energy saving and energy conservation.
 Benefit of using energy efficient appliances
 Use of CFLs/ LEDs
 Use of Solar Water Heaters.
 Do’s and Don’ts
 Climate change – reduction of Carbon print.
g. What type of communication modes are used for creating awareness in DSM?
Communication Modes Utilized:
a. Advertisements in Newspapers, Magazines, Souvenir etc.
b. On Hoardings, Bus shelters.
c. Jingles in Doordarshan, AIR, Big FM etc.
d. Posters, Pamphlets, Brochures, Car Stickers etc.
e. Street plays in 400 villages across BESCOM.
f. 20 Minute documentary film developed and displayed in Rural areas through Department of Information, GOK.
g. Janasamparka sabhas.
h. Interaction meetings etc.