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Information 2018, 9(8), 192; https://doi.org/10.3390/info9080192

The Supply and Demand Mechanism of Electric Power Retailers and Cellular Networks Based on Matching Theory

Department of Electronic and Communication Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Baoding 071003, China
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Received: 25 June 2018 / Revised: 17 July 2018 / Accepted: 19 July 2018 / Published: 27 July 2018
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Abstract

With the rapid increase of wireless network traffic, the energy consumption of mobile network operators (MNOs) continues to increase, and the electricity bill has become an important part of the operating expenses of MNOs. The power grid as the power supplier of cellular networks is also developing rapidly. In this paper, we design two levels of bilateral matching algorithm to solve the energy management of micro-grid connected cellular networks. There are multiple retailers (sellers) and clusters (buyers) in our system model, which determine the transaction price and trading energy respectively and have a certain influence on the balance of energy supply and demand. Retailers make more profits by adjusting the price of electricity in matching algorithm M-1, depending on the energy they capture and the level of storage. At the same time, clusters adjust the electricity consumption through matching algorithm M-2 and power allocation on the basis of ensuring the quality of users’ service. Finally, the performance of the proposed scheme is evaluated by changing various parameters in the simulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: user association; supply and demand mechanism; matching algorithm user association; supply and demand mechanism; matching algorithm
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Kong, Y.; Huang, W.; Li, B. The Supply and Demand Mechanism of Electric Power Retailers and Cellular Networks Based on Matching Theory. Information 2018, 9, 192.

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