An Incentive Based Dynamic Pricing in Smart Grid: A Customer's Perspective

Thamer Alquthami, Ahmad H. Milyani, Muhammad Awais, Muhammad B. Rasheed
2021 Sustainability  
Price based demand response is an important strategy to facilitate energy retailers and end-users to maintain a balance between demand and supply while providing the opportunity to end users to get monetary incentives. In this work, we consider real-time electricity pricing policy to further calculate the incentives in terms of reduced electricity price and cost. Initially, a mathematical model based on the backtracking technique is developed to calculate the load shifted and consumed in any
more » ... e slot. Then, based on this, the electricity price is calculated for all types of users to estimate the incentives through load shifting profiles. To keep the load under the upper limit, the load is shifted in other time slots in such a way to facilitate end-users regarding social welfare. The user who is not interested in participating load shifting program will not get any benefit. Then the well behaved functional form optimization problem is solved by using a heuristic-based genetic algorithm (GA), wwhich converged within an insignificant amount of time with the best optimal results. Simulation results reflect that the users can obtain some real incentives by participating in the load scheduling process.
doi:10.3390/su13116066 fatcat:e675k7aksve63lh72zuckfoid4