An uncertainty-aware online planning algorithm for the sustainable electrification of festivals

Iliana Pappi, Tim Baarslag, Michael Kaisers, Nikolaos G. Paterakis

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Abstract

Energy efficient festival electrification can be viewed as a middle-consumption problem, standing between smart household applications and larger commercial consumers. The optimal deployment of different resources, such as local renewable energy production (RES), diesel generators (DG) and energy storage systems (ESS) may bring about significant financial gain for the organizer, and is usually framed as an off-grid or limited grid-connection problem. This makes online planning particularly challenging due to the uncertainty related to the RES production, constraints regarding the operation of the diesel generators and limitations of the grid connection. In this paper a new online planning algorithm based on two-stage stochastic programming is proposed in order to address the aforementioned challenges and provide minimal-cost, uninterrupted, and sustainable electrification of festivals under dynamically priced grid energy. Data based on real festival events are used in order to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2018 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5326-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-5327-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2018 - Sevilla, Spain
Duration: 10 Sep 201812 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2018
CountrySpain
CitySevilla
Period10/09/1812/09/18

Keywords

  • energy storage
  • festival electrification
  • online planning
  • renewable energy
  • stochastic programming

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    Pappi, I., Baarslag, T., Kaisers, M., & Paterakis, N. G. (2018). An uncertainty-aware online planning algorithm for the sustainable electrification of festivals. In 2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2018 - Proceedings [8495825] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/SEST.2018.8495825