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    Design of an autonomous intelligent Demand-Side Management system using stochastic optimisation evolutionary algorithms


    Galván-López, Edgar and Curran, Tom and McDermott, James (2015) Design of an autonomous intelligent Demand-Side Management system using stochastic optimisation evolutionary algorithms. Neurocomputing, 170. pp. 270-285. ISSN 0925-2312

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    Abstract

    Demand-Side Management systems aim to modulate energy consumption at the customer side of the meter using price incentives. Current incentive schemes allow consumers to reduce their costs, and from the point of view of the supplier play a role in load balancing, but do not lead to optimal demand patterns. In the context of charging fleets of electric vehicles, we propose a centralised method for setting overnight charging schedules. This method uses evolutionary algorithms to automatically search for optimal plans, representing both the charging schedule and the energy drawn from the grid at each time-step. In successive experiments, we optimise for increased state of charge, reduced peak demand, and reduced consumer costs. In simulations, the centralised method achieves improvements in performance relative to simple models of non-centralised consumer behaviour.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Demand-Side Management systems; Evolutionary algorithms; Electric vehicles; Peak-to-average ratio; Electricity costs; Smart grid time-of-use pricing;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 12331
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2015.03.093
    Depositing User: Edgar Galvan
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 11:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Neurocomputing
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
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