Planning of on/off devices with minimum run-times

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To be able to reach objectives such as peak shaving or self-consumption within smart grids, it becomes increasingly important to control smart grid ready devices within households. This paper explores the planning of devices with minimal run-time constraints and constraints on total cumulative production (e.g., buffer level), such as heat pumps and electric vehicles. For such devices, a novel dynamic programming formulation is presented that makes it possible to find the optimal planning in $\mathcal{O}(N^2)$ time and space, where $N$ is the number of time intervals. To evaluate the algorithm, we integrate it into an existing decentralized demand side management approach. This evaluation shows using simulations that a load curve within a neighborhood can be flattened this way.
Original languageUndefined
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
Event2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT Europe 2016 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 9 Oct 201612 Oct 2016


Conference2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT Europe 2016
Abbreviated titleISGT Europe
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  • Smart Grids
  • Optimal scheduling
  • IR-103994
  • EWI-27790

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