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Virtual Power Producers Integration into Mascem

  • Isabel Praça
  • Hugo Morais
  • Marílio Cardoso
  • Carlos Ramos
  • Zita Vale
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 243)

Abstract

All over the world Distributed Generation is seen as a valuable help to get cleaner and more efficient electricity. Under this context distributed generators, owned by different decentralized players can provide a significant amount of the electricity generation. To get negotiation power and advantages of scale economy, these players can be aggregated giving place to a new concept: the Virtual Power Producer. Virtual Power Producers are multi-technology and multi-site heterogeneous entities. Virtual Power Producers should adopt organization and management methodologies so that they can make Distributed Generation a really profitable activity, able to participate in the market. In this paper we address the integration of Virtual Power Producers into an electricity market simulator — MASCEM — as a coalition of distributed producers.

Keywords

Multiagent System Electricity Market Coalition Formation Coalition Structure Aggregate Producer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Praça
    • 1
  • Hugo Morais
    • 1
  • Marílio Cardoso
    • 1
  • Carlos Ramos
    • 1
  • Zita Vale
    • 1
  1. 1.GECAD - Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support GroupInstitute of Engineering - Polytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal

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