Published on July 18, 2015
Congratulations to PhD student Paul Scott and Sylvie Thiebaux who were awarded Best Paper for “Distributed Multi-Period Optimal Power Flow for Demand Response in Microgrids” at the International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy 2015) in Bangalore, India.
The paper describes distributed algorithms for optimally coordinating a large number of households equipped with PV, batteries, smart appliances and other distributed energy resources. These algorithms balance generation and load across the network and comply with the physical constraints of power systems, whilst incentivising and empowering customers to optimise their own energy costs. They enable consumers and network operators to work together to support the operations of microgrids and distribution networks with high-penetration renewables.