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Energies 2017, 10(11), 1682; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10111682

A New Platform for Automatic Bottom-Up Electric Load Aggregation

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Direzione Territoriale Lazio Abruzzo Molise (DTR LAM)-e-distribuzione SPA, ENEL Group, via della Bufalotta 255, 00139 Rome, Italy
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Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models (DEIM)-University of Palermo, viale delle Scienze-Edificio 9, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Received: 23 August 2017 / Revised: 5 October 2017 / Accepted: 18 October 2017 / Published: 25 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
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In this paper, a new virtual framework for load aggregation in the context of the liberalized energy market is proposed. Since aggregation is managed automatically through a dedicated platform, the purchase of energy can be carried out without intermediation as it happens in peer-to-peer energy transaction models. Differently from what was done before, in this new framework, individual customers can join a load aggregation program through the proposed aggregation platform. Through the platform, their features are evaluated and they are clustered according to their reliability and to the width of range of regulation allowed. The simulations show the deployment of an effective clustering and the possibility to meet the target power demand at a given hour according to each customer’s availability. View Full-Text
Keywords: loads aggregation; loads clustering; energy market; active demand (AD) loads aggregation; loads clustering; energy market; active demand (AD)
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Bartolozzi, A.; Favuzza, S.; Ippolito, M.G.; La Cascia, D.; Riva Sanseverino, E.; Zizzo, G. A New Platform for Automatic Bottom-Up Electric Load Aggregation. Energies 2017, 10, 1682.

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