Wireless and Satellite Systems. 7th International Conference, WiSATS 2015 Bradford, UK, July 6–7, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Agent-Based Models for Electricity Markets Accounting for Smart Grid Participation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-25479-1_4,
        author={Sara Lupo and Aristides Kiprakis},
        title={Agent-Based Models for Electricity Markets Accounting for Smart Grid Participation},
        proceedings={Wireless and Satellite Systems. 7th International Conference, WiSATS 2015 Bradford, UK, July 6--7, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={WISATS},
        year={2015},
        month={10},
        keywords={Agent-based modelling Smart grids Artificial intelligence Equilibrium modelling},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-25479-1_4}
    }
    
  • Sara Lupo
    Aristides Kiprakis
    Year: 2015
    Agent-Based Models for Electricity Markets Accounting for Smart Grid Participation
    WISATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25479-1_4
Sara Lupo1,*, Aristides Kiprakis1
  • 1: The University of Edinburgh
*Contact email: S.Lupo@ed.ac.uk

Abstract

A better understanding of the process of setting wholesale electricity prices does benet not only the generating companies but also the end users as it forces them to be responsible with their energy use in the time of peak electricity demand leading to smaller fluctuations in demand. Determining when a generator could maximise the prot based on demand fluctuations reduces risk and potential losses that could occur for generating companies. Based on this premise, this paper will outline the use of agent-based models (ABM) in future wholesale energy markets. By comparing agent-based modelling with methods currently employed by economists, this paper will show the impact ABM can have on developing a safer market structure. The results will propagate the idea of agent-based models influence on managing risks, controlling demand, and maximising prot in a time of smart grid technology. This paper is a proposal for work on smart grids in union with agent-based modelling being done in the future if suitable and useful.