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F. Kühnlenz, P. H. J. Nardelli and H. Alves, "Demand Control Management in Microgrids: The Impact of Different Policies and Communication Network Topologies," in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 3577-3584, Dec. 2018. doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2018.2808940

Demand control management in microgrids : the impact of different policies and communication network topologies

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Author: Kühnlenz, Florian1; Nardelli, Pedro H. J.1; Alves, Hirley1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-11-27


This paper studies how the communication network between proactive consumers affects the power utilization and fairness in a simplified direct-current microgrid model, composed of three coupled layers: physical (an electric circuit that represents a microgrid), communication (a peer-to-peer network within the microgrid), and regulatory (individual decision strategies). Our results show that, for optimal power utilization and fairness, a global knowledge about the system is needed, demonstrating the importance of a microgrid aggregator to inform about the power consumption for different time periods.

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Series: IEEE systems journal
ISSN: 1932-8184
ISSN-E: 1937-9234
ISSN-L: 1932-8184
Volume: 12
Issue: 4
Pages: 3577 - 3584
DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2018.2808940
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work was supported in part by the Finnish Academy (nos. 271150 and 303532) and the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (no. 490235/2012-3) as part of the joint project SUSTAIN, in part by Strategic Research Council/Academy of Finland (SRC/Aka) BCDC Energy (no. 292854), and in part by the European Commission through the P2P-SmarTest Project (no. 646469).
EU Grant Number: (646469) P2P-SmarTest - Peer to Peer Smart Energy Distribution Networks (P2P-SmartTest)
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 271150
Detailed Information: 271150 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
303532 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
292854 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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