On Simulating the Effect on the Energy Efficiency of Smart Grid Technologies

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

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Most residential-used electricity is nowadays generated at inefficient central power plants consuming environmental unfriendly resources like coal or natural gas. However, a trend towards distributed generation, distributed storage and demand side load management is seen to improve the energy efficiency. In order to analyze the impact and requirements of these emerging technologies and control methodologies, good simulation models and software is required. In this paper, an improved simulator is presented to model (domestic) energy usage to analyze control strategies and improved technology on the system as a whole. Compared to the previous model, this model is more expressive and allows more future scenarios to be analyzed. Due to the added complexity, the model is extended such that the simulation can be distributed over multiple computers to reduce simulation time.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9864-2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2010
Event2010 Winter Simulation Conference - Baltimore, MD, USA, Baltimore, United States
Duration: 5 Dec 20108 Dec 2010

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Conference2010 Winter Simulation Conference
Abbreviated titleWSC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Other5-8 Dec 2010


  • METIS-271166
  • EWI-18963
  • IR-74985

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