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Gerards, M.E.T. and Hurink, J.L. (2016) Planning of on/off devices with minimum run-times. In: 2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 9-12 Oct 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia. IEEE Power & Energy Society. ISBN 978 -1-5090-3358-4

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To be able to reach objectives such as peak shaving or self-consumption within smart grids, it becomes increasingly important to control smart grid ready devices within households. This paper explores the planning of devices with minimal run-time constraints and constraints on total cumulative production (e.g., buffer level), such as heat pumps and electric vehicles. For such devices, a novel dynamic programming formulation is presented that makes it possible to find the optimal planning in $\mathcal{O}(N^2)$ time and space, where $N$ is the number of time intervals. To evaluate the algorithm, we integrate it into an existing decentralized demand side management approach. This evaluation shows using simulations that a load curve within a neighborhood can be flattened this way.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-CAES: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems, EWI-DMMP: Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming
Research Program:CTIT-General
Research Project:DREAM: Dynamic Real-time Control Of Energy Streams In Buildings, HEC: Home Energy Controller
Uncontrolled Keywords:Optimal scheduling, smart grids
ID Code:27790
Deposited On:06 March 2017
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