Energy management for a user interactive smart community: A Stackelberg game approach

Wayes Tushar, Bo Chai, Chau Yuen, David B. Smith, H. Vincent Poor
2014 2014 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT ASIA)  
This paper studies a three party energy management problem in a user interactive smart community that consists of a large number of residential units (RUs) with distributed energy resources (DERs), a shared facility controller (SFC) and the main grid. A Stackelberg game is formulated to benefit both the SFC and RUs, in terms of incurred cost and achieved utility respectively, from their energy trading with each other and the grid. The properties of the game are studied and it is shown that
more » ... is shown that there exists a unique Stackelberg equilibrium (SE). A novel algorithm is proposed that can be implemented in a distributed fashion by both RUs and the SFC to reach the SE. The convergence of the algorithm is also proven, and shown to always reach the SE. Numerical examples are used to assess the properties and effectiveness of the proposed scheme.
doi:10.1109/isgt-asia.2014.6873879 fatcat:ni7vpi3omfhqxolcycp3vjv2dy