Steering the Smart Grid

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 technologies and optimization methodologies were developed to increase the efficiency, maintain the grid stability and support large scale introduction of renewable sources. In previous work, we showed the effectiveness of our three-step methodology to reach these objectives, consisting of 1) offline prediction, 2) offline planning and 3) online scheduling in combination with MPC. In this paper we analyse the best structure for distributing the steering signals in the third step. Simulations show that pricing signals work as good as on/off signals, but pricing signals are more general. Individual pricing signals per house perform better with small prediction errors while one global steering signal for a group of houses performs better when the prediction errors are larger. The best hierarchical structure is to use consumption patterns on all levels except the lowest level and deduct the pricing signals in the lowest node of the tree.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication2010 STW.ICT Conference
Place of PublicationUtrecht
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-90-73461-67-3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2010
Event2010 STW.ICT Conference on Research in Information and Communication Technology - Veldhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Nov 201019 Nov 2010

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PublisherSTW Technology Foundation


Conference2010 STW.ICT Conference on Research in Information and Communication Technology
Abbreviated titleSTW.ICT 2010
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  • METIS-271155
  • EWI-18921
  • IR-74965

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