A Multi-Commodity Market Approach to Power Load Management

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Author(s): Fredrik Ygge, Hans Akkermans, Arne Andersson
Title: A Multi-Commodity Market Approach to Power Load Management
Translated title: En modellering av laststyrning med hjälp av en marknad med flera varor.
Series: Research Report
Year: 1998
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1103-1581
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Computer Science and Business Administration (Institutionen för datavetenskap och ekonomi)
Dept. of Computer Science and Business Administration S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 780 00
http://www.ide.hk-r.se/
Authors e-mail: fredrik.ygge@enersearch.se
Language: English
Abstract: Power load management is the concept of controlling the loads at the demand side in order to run energy systems more efficiently. Energy systems are inherently highly distributed and contain large number of loads, up to some million. This implies that computationally and conceptually attractive methods are required for this application.

In this paper we give two novel theorems for how to decompose general resource allocation problems into markets. We also introduce a novel multi-commodity market design to meet the demands of power load management. The approach is demonstrated to lead to very high quality allocations, and to have a number of advantages compared to current methods.
Summary in Swedish: Artikeln beskriver hur lastsyrning i eldistributionssystem kan modelleras som en marknad, där varje last utrustas med en agent. Agenten kommunicerar sedan med andra agenter om behovet av el. Vi visar formellt att resultatet av en sådan förhandling är optimalt och att vår metod har flera fördelar jämfört med befintliga metoder.
Subject: Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science\Computersystems
Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Keywords: direct power load management, resource allocation, market.oriented programming, multi-agent systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00111
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