Steering the Smart Grid


Molderink, Albert and Bakker, Vincent and Bosman, Maurice G.C. and Hurink, Johann L. and Smit, Gerard J.M. (2010) Steering the Smart Grid. In: 2010 STW.ICT Conference, 18-19 November 2010, Veldhoven, The Netherlands (pp. pp. 1-7).

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Abstract: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.
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