Distributed algorithm for energy management in smart grids

Conference: WTC 2014 - World Telecommunications Congress 2014
06/01/2014 - 06/03/2014 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: WTC 2014 - World Telecommunications Congress 2014

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Authors:
Brettschneider, Daniel; Toenjes, Ralf; Roer, Peter; Hoelker, Daniel (University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany)

Abstract:
The German energy turnaround results in a trend towards an increasing amount of renewable energy sources. Together with technological innovations of novel producers, consumers and storages, power grids are facing great challenges, e.g. compensation of supply fluctuations or efficient control of consumers. Smart grids promise to overcome these drawbacks. In this paper we present an algorithm for energy management in smart grids on a street level, e.g. participating consumers are connected to one local power transformer, based on well-known scheduling algorithms. The algorithm controls the shiftable and adaptable demand of smart homes that are connected via a distributed middleware. The results show that the algorithm can reduce or even eliminate the stated problems and offers privacy and robustness.