Clustering Direct Load Control Appliances in the Context of Demand Response Programs in Energy Communities

Rúben Barreto, Pedro Faria, Cátia Silva, Zita Vale
2020 Zenodo  
The demand response program explained in this article is designed to be implemented in communities seeking to achieve a self-sustaining system, namely through renewable energy such as photovoltaic energy. This article, through concepts such as prosumer and clustering, aims to make the most efficient management of the resources provided by the energy community. The developed demand response clusters the different consumers who have the same type of consumption throughout the day. That is, it
more » ... ay. That is, it brings together those whose behavior of the respective loads resemble each other and can be viewed from the perspective of an individual load or even clustered with one or more loads. The study comprises three villages with different numbers of consumers and charges, where, through their participation, it is estimated that there are reductions in electricity bills and, for those who collaborated for the study, it is attributed a remuneration according to their performance.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4061881 fatcat:tqt5aan3cngyhmezrvpxvrpw2m