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Turning profile steering into an auction game

Bleij, D.F. (2018) Turning profile steering into an auction game.

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Abstract:The amount of electricity transported through the electricity grid is increasing. The main causes are the increasing use of renewable energy sources and electrification of our energy use. This causes increasing stress on the network and fluctuating voltage levels. As a solution to this problem, the Profile Steering algorithm was developed. Profile Steering aims to steer houses to spread the electricity consumption across the day to avoid problems within the grid. In profile steering a central controller sends steering signals to each house in a neighborhood. This steering signal can be used by each house to schedule electricity consumption. However, houses know too much about the goal of the central controller due to these steering signals. This goal can be used to create problems for the central controller. Furthermore, the proposed approach has no incentives in place to ensure that houses participate. Therefore, we propose a modification to the profile steering approach, where the steering signals are modified and each house tries to change its electricity consumption according to these modified signals. The houses for which the change in electricity consumption fits best the overall system goals are chosen to carry out their revised plan. These houses are compensated for their change in electricity consumption to incentivize them to carry out their profile. This leads to a game theoretic problem where the participating houses compete to get the compensation. In this thesis, the mentioned game is modeled and methods to optimize the other signals are given that lead to a flattening of the total electricity consumption.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:31 mathematics
Programme:Applied Mathematics MSc (60348)
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