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Domestic energy management methodology for optimizing efficiency in Smart Grids

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5 Author(s)
Molderink, A. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Math. & Electr. Eng., Univ. of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands ; Bakker, V. ; Bosman, M.G.C. ; Hurink, J.L.
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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 methodology 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.

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PowerTech, 2009 IEEE Bucharest

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June 28 2009-July 2 2009