Applications of Reinforcement Learning in Deregulated Power Market: A Comprehensive Review [article]

Ziqing Zhu, Ze Hu, Ka Wing Chan, Siqi Bu, Bin Zhou, Shiwei Xia
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The increasing penetration of renewable generations, along with the deregulation and marketization of power industry, promotes the transformation of power market operation paradigms. The optimal bidding strategy and dispatching methodology under these new paradigms are prioritized concerns for both market participants and power system operators, with obstacles of uncertain characteristics, computational efficiency, as well as requirements of hyperopic decision-making. To tackle these problems,
more » ... he Reinforcement Learning (RL), as an emerging machine learning technique with advantages compared with conventional optimization tools, is playing an increasingly significant role in both academia and industry. This paper presents a comprehensive review of RL applications in deregulated power market operation including bidding and dispatching strategy optimization, based on more than 150 carefully selected literatures. For each application, apart from a paradigmatic summary of generalized methodology, in-depth discussions of applicability and obstacles while deploying RL techniques are also provided. Finally, some RL techniques that have great potentiality to be deployed in bidding and dispatching problems are recommended and discussed.
arXiv:2205.08369v1 fatcat:yqdarokpnzf4zitcilkgigq4vm