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A Scalable Method for Scheduling Distributed Energy Resources using Parallelized Population-based Metaheuristics

Khalloof, Hatem; Jakob, Wilfried; Shadoud, Shadi; Duepmeier, Clemens; Hagenmeyer, Veit

Recent years have seen an increasing integration of distributed renewable energy resources into existing electric power grids. Due to the uncertain nature of renewable energy resources, network operators are faced with new challenges in balancing load and generation. In order to meet the new requirements, intelligent distributed energy resource plants can be used which provide as virtual power plants e.g. demand side management or flexible generation. However, the calculation of an adequate schedule for the unit commitment of such distributed energy resources is a complex optimization problem which is typically too complex for standard optimization algorithms if large numbers of distributed energy resources are considered. For solving such complex optimization tasks, population-based metaheuristics -- as e.g. evolutionary algorithms -- represent powerful alternatives. Admittedly, evolutionary algorithms do require lots of computational power for solving such problems in a timely manner. One promising solution for this performance problem is the parallelization of the usually time-consuming evaluation of alternative solutions. In the present paper, a new generic and highly scalable parallel method for unit commitment of distributed energy resources using metaheuristic algorithms is presented. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Automation und angewandte Informatik (IAI)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000127279
Nachgewiesen in arXiv
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