Are consumers attentive to local energy costs? Evidence from the appliance market

2021 ◽  
Vol 201 ◽  
pp. 104480
Sébastien Houde ◽  
Erica Myers
Electronics ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 10 (2) ◽  
pp. 129
Ricardo Faia ◽  
João Soares ◽  
Zita Vale ◽  
Juan Manuel Corchado

Electric vehicles have emerged as one of the most promising technologies, and their mass introduction may pose threats to the electricity grid. Several solutions have been proposed in an attempt to overcome this challenge in order to ease the integration of electric vehicles. A promising concept that can contribute to the proliferation of electric vehicles is the local electricity market. In this way, consumers and prosumers may transact electricity between peers at the local community level, reducing congestion, energy costs and the necessity of intermediary players such as retailers. Thus, this paper proposes an optimization model that simulates an electric energy market between prosumers and electric vehicles. An energy community with different types of prosumers is considered (household, commercial and industrial), and each of them is equipped with a photovoltaic panel and a battery system. This market is considered local because it takes place within a distribution grid and a local energy community. A mixed-integer linear programming model is proposed to solve the local energy transaction problem. The results suggest that our approach can provide a reduction between 1.6% to 3.5% in community energy costs.

2017 ◽  
Vol 869 ◽  
pp. 174-179
Rebecca Ilsen ◽  
Jan Christian Aurich

Rising energy costs and volatile energy prices are motivation to integrate energy consumption with planning processes in manufacturing. Since centralized approaches for Manufacturing Control (MC) tend to ignore local energy related information, it is necessary to examine the potential of decentralized MC approaches. For this purpose, a factory simulation tool has been implemented. This paper presents the underlying assumptions behind the simulation tool and how the MC algorithms it uses are implemented using an agent-based simulation approach.

2020 ◽  
Vol 324 ◽  
pp. 02004
Artem Frolovich Porutchikov ◽  
Dmitriy Pavlovich Trubin

The paper presents the results of theoretical and experimental analysis of a vacuum-freeze-drying refrigeration machine based on carbon dioxide. Such refrigeration machines can be equipped with refrigerators for the needs of medicine, where low temperatures are widely in demand in the range from minus 80 degrees Celsius to minus 130 degrees Celsius. The problem of developing alternative refrigeration machines is dictated by modern environmental requirements for working substances, which are gradually being tightened and soon the use of familiar freons will become impossible. For the air conditioning and commercial refrigeration industry, new substances are being actively developed, such as hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), hydrocarbons can also serve as substitutes for hydrofluorocarbons and their mixtures, but it must be considered that they are combustible and explosive. A carbon dioxide vacuum sublimation unit may be an alternative to modern freon vapor compression refrigeration units for the indicated temperature range, but subject to comparable energy costs during its operation. The article examined the three-stage and four-stage cycles of a vacuum-freeze-drying refrigeration machine, conducted their theoretical comparison in terms of COP with a cascade cycle on hydrocarbon working substances. It can be noted that the COP of the considered cycles are close, but the environmental friendliness, safety and non-combustibility of carbon dioxide gives the advantages of a vacuum freeze-drying refrigeration machine.

1985 ◽  
Vol 31 (9) ◽  
pp. 640
G. Weissman

2020 ◽  
Vol 324 ◽  
pp. 01003
Petar Dalakov ◽  
Erik Neuber ◽  
Jürgen Klier ◽  
Ralf Herzog

A new compact, low-cost, economically competitive and environmentally friendly cryogenic system for cooling a continuous gas flow down to about 30 K is under developing at the ILK Dresden, reported in this paper. The paper shows thermodynamic calculations of cycles on neon and neon-helium mixtures. The assessment of the degree of thermodynamic perfection of the neon cycles in comparison of neon-helium cycles is provided. The use of neon and neon-helium mixture in cryogenic cycles for cryostatting at a temperature level of 27…63 K will increase the thermodynamic efficiency of the cryogenic system and reduce the energy costs of obtaining cold at this temperature level. A technological chain/process, as well as the main economic indicators of the system under development are presented. The availability of such an innovative refrigeration system can be used in a wide range of cryogenic and cooling applications.

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