How will demand response aggregators affect electricity markets? A Cournot game analysis

Chen Chen, Shalinee Kishore, Zhifang Wang, Mahnoosh Alizadeh, Anna Scaglione

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Abstract

The future electricity grid will include greater and more sophisticated demand side participation. Favored by recent rulings by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Demand Response (DR) aggregators can combine load requests from a large consumer base and provide load modifications that will be compensated in the wholesale electricity market at the market price. This paper examines the market effects of including Green Energy Management System (GEMS), a future Demand Response (DR) program that will take advantage of operational flexibility of certain types of loads to shape demand profile. Adopting a Cournot game model, we give equilibrium analysis of wholesale electricity market incorporating GEMS as a DR aggregator. The players in the game include traditional generators, the GEMS, and the Independent System Operator (ISO). We provide generalized forms of the optimality conditions for each of these players and show that under certain conditions, the market equilibrium exists and is unique. Our numerical results indicate that the inclusion of GEMS within the power network reduces the average market price of electricity and saves money for customers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing, ISCCSP 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing, ISCCSP 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: May 2 2012May 4 2012

Publication series

Name5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing, ISCCSP 2012

Other

Other5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing, ISCCSP 2012
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period5/2/125/4/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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    Chen, C., Kishore, S., Wang, Z., Alizadeh, M., & Scaglione, A. (2012). How will demand response aggregators affect electricity markets? A Cournot game analysis. In 5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing, ISCCSP 2012 [6217839] (5th International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing, ISCCSP 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCCSP.2012.6217839