Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Faculty Advisor

Saeed, Khalid


The purpose of this project is to assess the economic viability of installing batteries by a large consumer to assist in peak shaving. Its main goals include using system dynamics modeling to determine the pricing and incentive structures that best combine with feasible alternative energy sources to produce savings on the demand side for the local companies. The case of WPI is used to represent a typical large consumer. Furthermore, various scenarios were explored to utilize the current data and to meet the expectations of our sponsor.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

November 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies