Game-Theoretic Frameworks for Demand Response in Electricity Markets

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Original languageEnglish
Article number6965656
Pages (from-to)748-758
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Volume6
Issue number2
Online published24 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This paper presents game-theoretic frameworks for demand response at both electricity market and consumer levels. First, the interaction between a demand response aggregator (DRA) and electricity generators is modeled as a Stackelberg game in which the DRA, as the leader of the game, makes demand reduction bids, and generators, as followers, compete for maximizing their profits based on the reduced demand. Next, the interaction between the DRA and consumers is modeled as a mechanism design problem wherein the DRA seeks to minimize the aggregate inconvenience of consumers while achieving the targeted load curtailment. The inconvenience function of each consumer is captured by a type value, which is used by the DRA to solve the load curtailment problem. A Vickrey-Clarke-Groves-based mechanism is proposed, which guarantees that each consumer reveals its true type value to the DRA. A case study of the Stackelberg game shows that, in the South Australian electricity market where there is significant renewable penetration, peak period demand response provides the maximum potential profit, but off-peak demand response even in a concentrated market is not financially attractive.

Research Area(s)

  • Demand response, electricity market, game theory

Citation Format(s)

Game-Theoretic Frameworks for Demand Response in Electricity Markets. / Nekouei, Ehsan; Alpcan, Tansu; Chattopadhyay, Deb.

In: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 6, No. 2, 6965656, 03.2015, p. 748-758.

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