A partially decentralized forecast-based Demand-Side-Management Approach

Author(s):  Damm, Markus; Mahlknecht, Stefan; Grimm, Christoph; -, -; Bertényi, Tamás ;

This paper presents a demand-side management approach for private homes and small businesses based on wireless sensor/actor nodes controlling appliances, taking into account available local renewable energy resources like wind energy and photovoltaics. Forecasts for the local renewable energy production are preprocessed by a central energy management unit which generates abstract cost functions. The final decision making is then shifted to the sensor/actor nodes, and is based on these cost functions as well as the class of the appliance which is controlled. To this end, electrical appliances are classified appropriately. Also, an approach for wind turbine power generation is presented.

Publication Date:  2011/12/05
Location of Publication:  IEEE-PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe 2011, Manchester, United Kingdom
Keyword(s):  Renewable Energies; Energy Efficiency; Energy Management;