Collaborative broker for distributed energy resources

By Ferreira, J.C.; da Silva, A.R.; Monteiro, V.; Afonso, J.L.

Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering

2013

Abstract

In this work is proposed the design of a system to handle Distributed Energy Resources (DER) that is a new reality due to the Electric Vehicles (EV), Micro Generation (MG) and the open Electrical Markets (EM). This upcoming reality brings the need of the ‘old’ central energy control to be installed locally. For that we propose a local energy broker, responsible to handle local energy flow, exchange energy with ‘big’ market players and based on a collaborative approach, promote user’s participation to increase systems knowledge. The broker uses an Information Communication Technology (ICT) network in order to establish a collaborative communication between all the involved parts.

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