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Data Extraction Tool to Analyse, Transform and Store Real Data from Electricity Markets

  • Ivo F. PereiraEmail author
  • Tiago M. Sousa
  • Isabel Praça
  • Ana Freitas
  • Tiago Pinto
  • Zita Vale
  • Hugo Morais
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 290)

Abstract

The study of electricity markets operation has been gaining an increasing importance in the last years, as result of the new challenges that the restructuring process produced. Currently, lots of information concerning electricity markets is available, as market operators provide, after a period of confidentiality, data regarding market proposals and transactions. These data can be used as source of knowledge to define realistic scenarios, which are essential for understanding and forecast electricity markets behavior. The development of tools able to extract, transform, store and dynamically update data, is of great importance to go a step further into the comprehension of electricity markets and of the behaviour of the involved entities. In this paper an adaptable tool capable of downloading, parsing and storing data from market operators’ websites is presented, assuring constant updating and reliability of the stored data.

Keywords

Databases Electricity Markets Machine Learning Multi-Agent Simulators Real Electricity Markets Data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivo F. Pereira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tiago M. Sousa
    • 1
  • Isabel Praça
    • 1
  • Ana Freitas
    • 1
  • Tiago Pinto
    • 1
  • Zita Vale
    • 1
  • Hugo Morais
    • 2
  1. 1.GECAD – Knowledge Engineering and Decision-Support Research Center, Institute of EngineeringPolytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP)PortoPortugal
  2. 2.Automation and Control GroupTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)CopenhagenDenmark

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