Domestic energy management methodology for optimizing efficiency in Smart Grids

Albert Molderink, Vincent Bakker, M.G.C. Bosman, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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Increasing energy prices and the greenhouse effect lead to more awareness of energy efficiency of electricity supply. During the last years, a lot of domestic technologies have been developed to improve this efficiency. These technologies on their own already improve the efficiency, but more can be gained by a combined management. Multiple optimization objectives can be used to improve the efficiency, from peak shaving and Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to adapting to fluctuating generation of wind turbines. In this paper a generic management methology is proposed applicable for most domestic technologies, scenarios and optimization objectives. Both local scale optimization objectives (a single house) and global scale optimization objectives (multiple houses) can be used. Simulations of different scenarios show that both local and global objectives can be reached.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationIEEE Bucharest Power Tech Conference
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2234-0
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2009
EventIEEE Bucharest PowerTech, 2009 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 28 Jun 20092 Jul 2009

Publication series



ConferenceIEEE Bucharest PowerTech, 2009
Other28 June - 2 July 2009


  • METIS-264060
  • Demand Side Management
  • IR-68163
  • EWI-16143
  • Energy
  • Micro-generation
  • Distributed Generation
  • Smart Grid

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