State-based load profile generation for modeling energetic flexibility

Author(s)
Förderer, Kevin and Schmeck, Hartmut
Journal
Energy Informatics
Year
2019
Volume
2
No.
1
Pages
18
Abstract
Communicating the energetic flexibility of distributed energy resources (DERs) is a key requirement for enabling explicit and targeted requests to steer their behavior. The approach presented in this paper allows the generation of load profiles that are likely to be feasible, which means the load profiles can be reproduced by the respective DERs. It also allows to conduct a targeted search for specific load profiles. Aside from load profiles for individual DERs, load profiles for aggregates of multiple DERs can be generated. We evaluate the approach by training and testing artificial neural networks (ANNs) for three configurations of DERs. Even for aggregates of multiple DERs, ratios of feasible load profiles to the total number of generated load profiles of over 99\% can be achieved. The trained ANNs act as surrogate models for the represented DERs. Using these models, a demand side manager is able to determine beneficial load profiles. The resulting load profiles can then be used as target schedules which the respective DERs must follow.
Online Sources
https://doi.org/10.1186/s42162-019-0077-z
DOI
10.1186/s42162-019-0077-z
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Kevin Förderer