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Implementing agent-based emissions trading for controlling Virtual Power Plant emissions

Skarvelis-Kazakos, Spyros, Rikos, Evangelos, Kolentini, Efstathia, Cipcigan, Liana Mirela and Jenkins, Nicholas 2013. Implementing agent-based emissions trading for controlling Virtual Power Plant emissions. Electric Power Systems Research 102 , pp. 1-7. 10.1016/j.epsr.2013.04.004

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A methodology was developed and tested for controlling the emissions from a group of micro-generators aggregated in a Virtual Power Plant. The methodology is based on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. A multi-agent system was designed and simulations were performed. The operation of the system was demonstrated experimentally using micro-generation sources installed in two laboratories. Two days of experiments were performed. Results show that system emissions have been controlled with a good accuracy, since only small deviations between desired and actual emissions output were observed. It was found that Virtual Power Plant controllability increases significantly by increasing the number of participating micro-generators.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual Power Plants; Micro-generators; Micro-grids; Carbon emissions; Emissions markets; Multi-agent systems
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0378-7796
Funders: CEU
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:58

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