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Decentralised Control of Micro-Storage in the Smart Grid

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In this paper, we propose a novel decentralised control mechanism to manage micro-storage in the smart grid. Our approach uses an adaptive pricing scheme that energy suppliers apply to home smart agents controlling micro-storage devices. In particular, we prove that the interaction between a supplier using our pricing scheme and the actions of selfish micro-storage agents forms a globally stable feedback loop that converges to an efficient equilibrium. We further propose a market strategy that allows the supplier to reduce wholesale purchasing costs without increasing the uncertainty and variance for its aggregate consumer demand. Moreover, we empirically evaluate our mechanism (based on the UK grid data) and show that it yields savings of up to 16% in energy cost for consumers using storage devices with average capacity 10 kWh. Furthermore, we show that it is robust against extreme system changes.

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Voice, Thomas, Vytelingum, Perukrishnen, Ramchurn, Sarvapali, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nick (2011) Decentralised Control of Micro-Storage in the Smart Grid At AAAI-11: Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence, United States. 07 - 11 Aug 2011. , pp. 1421-1426.

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Submitted date: 5 May 2011
Published date: 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 7–11, 2011
Venue - Dates: AAAI-11: Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence, United States, 2011-08-07 - 2011-08-11
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 272262
PURE UUID: 897a9e1d-0983-45ae-8694-5270736928b9
ORCID for Sarvapali Ramchurn: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 May 2011 11:42
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:32

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Author: Thomas Voice
Author: Perukrishnen Vytelingum
Author: Sarvapali Ramchurn ORCID iD
Author: Alex Rogers
Author: Nick Jennings

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