Cooperatives for demand side management

Ramachandra Kota, Georgios Chalkiadakis, Valentin Robu, Alex Rogers, Nicholas R. Jennings

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We propose a new scheme for efficient demand side management for the Smart Grid. Specifically, we envisage and promote the formation of cooperatives of medium-large consumers and equip them (via our proposed mechanisms) with the capability of regularly participating in the existing electricity markets by providing electricity demand reduction services to the Grid. Based on mechanism design principles, we develop a model for such cooperatives by designing methods for estimating suitable reduction amounts, placing bids in the market and redistributing the obtained revenue amongst the member agents. Our mechanism is such that the member agents have no incentive to show artificial reductions with the aim of increasing their revenues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2012
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781614990970
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications


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