Abstract

This paper discusses the planning problem of a group of domestic Combined Heat and Power (microCHP) appliances, which together form a Virtual Power Plant (VPP). To act on an electricity trading market, this VPP has to specify a production plan for electricity for given times of the day to offer to this market. These amounts have to be delivered exactly when these times arrive; moreover, deviations from these contracts are penalized for. We focus on the planning of individual microCHPs for one day ahead, given that the aggregated output of the group should fulfill a desired production pattern that the VPP wants to offer on the market. The contribution in this context is twofold. Firstly, we present a planning approach based on column generation which calculates for all individual appliances production patterns. The production patterns are calculated such that the deviation of the agregated pattern of all appliances from a prespecified pattern is minimized. Secondly, we investigate how a desired pattern for the group can be specified based on global parameters and which patterns can be realized afterwards by the developed planning approach. In this way we get insight what kind of pattern may be offered on the market. The presented results show that we can find near optimal solutions using a column generation technique and that we can offer patterns with large variation on the market, as long as the running average does not deviate too much from the possible production.
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Title of host publicationFirst International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011
Place of PublicationCanada
PublisherInternational Academy, Research, and Industry Association
Pages179-184
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-61208-006-2
StatePublished - 22 May 2011
EventFirst International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011 - Venice, Italy

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ConferenceFirst International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011
Abbreviated titleENERGY
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period22/05/1127/05/11

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Power plants
Electricity

Keywords

  • METIS-278757
  • IR-78083
  • EWI-20431
  • Scheduling
  • Column generation

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Bosman, M. G. C., Bakker, V., Molderink, A., Hurink, J. L., & Smit, G. J. M. (2011). Controlling a group of microCHPs: planning and realization. In First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011 (pp. 179-184). Canada: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association.

Bosman, M.G.C.; Bakker, Vincent; Molderink, Albert; Hurink, Johann L.; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria / Controlling a group of microCHPs: planning and realization.

First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011. Canada : International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, 2011. p. 179-184.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Bosman, MGC, Bakker, V, Molderink, A, Hurink, JL & Smit, GJM 2011, Controlling a group of microCHPs: planning and realization. in First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011. International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, Canada, pp. 179-184, First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011, Venice, Italy, 22-27 May.

Controlling a group of microCHPs: planning and realization. / Bosman, M.G.C.; Bakker, Vincent; Molderink, Albert; Hurink, Johann L.; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria.

First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, ENERGY 2011. Canada : International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, 2011. p. 179-184.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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