I'm working on an economic analysis that includes price impacts on demand including real-time pricing and time of use. I would like to compare the demand or load based on static, TOU, and real-time prices for a couple of different configurations for each hour in a year. I expect that increases in prices should reduce the load/demand during those peak periods. Is there already a way to model this in SAM? If not, where would be the best place to do that. I will be doing a similar analysis for batteries also which may require a custom dispatch algorithm.
SAM can dispatch the battery in response to electricity prices, but it does not adjust the load. To model demand response scenarios, you would have to develop different load profiles outside of SAM and use those as input for the different scenarios.