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Akbar Dadkhah ◽  
Navid Bayati ◽  
Miadreza Shafie-khah ◽  
Lieven Vandevelde ◽  
João P.S. Catalão

Mostafa Vahedipour-Dahraie ◽  
Homa Rashidizadeh-Kermani ◽  
Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam ◽  
Pierluigi Siano ◽  
João P.S. Catalão

2022 ◽  
Vol 19 (3) ◽  
pp. 2403-2423
Santiago Iturriaga ◽  
Jonathan Muraña ◽  
Sergio Nesmachnow

<abstract><p>Demand response programs allow consumers to participate in the operation of a smart electric grid by reducing or shifting their energy consumption, helping to match energy consumption with power supply. This article presents a bio-inspired approach for addressing the problem of colocation datacenters participating in demand response programs in a smart grid. The proposed approach allows the datacenter to negotiate with its tenants by offering monetary rewards in order to meet a demand response event on short notice. The objective of the underlying optimization problem is twofold. The goal of the datacenter is to minimize its offered rewards while the goal of the tenants is to maximize their profit. A two-level hierarchy is proposed for modeling the problem. The upper-level hierarchy models the datacenter planning problem, and the lower-level hierarchy models the task scheduling problem of the tenants. To address these problems, two bio-inspired algorithms are designed and compared for the datacenter planning problem, and an efficient greedy scheduling heuristic is proposed for task scheduling problem of the tenants. Results show the proposed approach reports average improvements between $ 72.9\% $ and $ 82.2\% $ when compared to the business as usual approach.</p></abstract>

IEEE Access ◽  
2022 ◽  
pp. 1-1
Habib Ur Rahman Habib ◽  
Asad Waqar ◽  
Mohamed G. Hussien ◽  
Abdul Khalique Junejo ◽  
Mehdi Jahangiri ◽  

Iliopoulos Nikolaos ◽  
Onuki Motoharu ◽  
Nistor Ioan ◽  
Esteban Miguel

In recent years, smart grids have attracted considerable attention. However, despite the promising potential of the technologies encompassed within such systems, their adoption has been slow, geographically varied, and in the context of residential demand response, often subject to public scrutiny. The heterogeneous evolution of the smart grid is not only the product of technological limitations but is additionally sensitive to socio-political considerations prevalent at the national or provincial level. Through expert interviews that were conducted in Ontario, Canada, this study provides insights into which smart grid factors are considered as most important for its development, and also what are the drivers, inhibitors, benefits, and drawbacks that a smart grid provides and / or entails, placing particular emphasis on residential demand response programs. The constructs scrutinized were adapted from previous studies, and the information collected was analyzed following the procedure of the Grounded Delphi Method. The findings indicate that a consensus was reached, in that smart grids pave the way for increased demand flexibility and loss reductions, though these are contingent on measures being implemented regarding the creation of investment opportunities, engagement of consumers, and ensuring the security of private data. Relevant policy implications and research recommendations are also explored.

Energies ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 14 (24) ◽  
pp. 8273
Adrian Tantau ◽  
András Puskás-Tompos ◽  
Costel Stanciu ◽  
Laurentiu Fratila ◽  
Catalin Curmei

Consumer behaviour in the energy field is playing a more important role in the new approach dominated by the proliferation of renewable energy sources. In this new context, the grid has to balance the intermittent and uncertain renewable energy generated, and find solutions, also, on the consumer side for increasing the stability and reliability of the energy system. The main de-mand response solutions are price and incentive based, but there is a need to identify the main factors which can influence their efficiency due to the fact that there is a lack of knowledge about the preferences of consumers. The main goal of this article is to identify the main demand response solutions and the related key factors which influence the participation of consumers in demand response programs and may contribute to the spread of renewable energy sources. For this research, semi-structured interviews were organised with experts in energy from Romania, Hungary and Serbia, as well as workshops with experts in energy, and an online survey with customers for electricity. This article reduces the gap between the results of technical studies, related in demand response programs, and their practical implementations, where the consumer behaviour and its social dimensions are neglected even though, in reality, they are playing the main role. The results suggest that the consumer’s participation in demand response programs is highly influenced by different aspects related to the promotion of the renewable energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions and the global warming impact.

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