Hour-ahead energy trading management with demand forecasting in microgrid considering power flow constraints

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Original languageEnglish
Article number3494
Number of pages15
Journal / PublicationEnergies
Issue number18
Online published11 Sep 2019
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019



Multiple small-scale low-voltage distribution networks with distributed generators can be connected in a radial pattern to form a multi-bus medium voltage microgrid. Additionally, each bus has an independent operator that can manage its power supply and demand. Since the microgrid operates in the market-oriented mode, the bus operators aim to maximize their own benefits and expect to protect their privacy. Accordingly, in this paper, a distributed hour-ahead energy trading management is proposed. First, the benefit optimization problem of the microgrid is solved, which is decomposed into the local benefit optimization sub problems of buses. Then, the local sub problems can be solved by the negotiation of operators with their neighbors. Additionally, the reference demand before negotiation is forecasted by the neural network rather than given in advance. Furthermore, the power flow constraints are considered to guarantee the operational stability. Meanwhile, the power loss minimization is considered in the objective function. Finally, the demonstration and simulation cases are given to validate the effectiveness of the proposed hour-ahead energy trading management.

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  • Demand forecasting, Distributed optimization, Energy trading management, Microgrid, Power flow constraints, Smart grid

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