Coordinated Demand Response and Distributed Generation Management in Residential Smart Microgrids

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Nowadays with the emerging of small-scale integrated energy systems (IESs) in form of residential smart microgrids (SMGs), a large portion of energy can be saved through coordinated scheduling of smart household devices and management of distributed energy resources (DERs). There are significant potentials to increase the functionality of a typical demand-side management (DSM) strategy, and typical implementation of building-level DERs by integrating them into a cohesive, networked package that fully utilizes smart energy-efficient end-use devices, advanced building control/automation systems, and an integrated communications architecture to efficiently manage energy and comfort at the end-use location. By the aid of such technologies, residential consumers have also the capability to mitigate their energy costs and satisfy their own requirements paying less attention to the configuration of the energy supply system. Regarding these points, this chapter initially defines an efficient framework for coordinated DSM and DERs management in an integrated building and SMG system. Then a working energy management
system (EMS) for applications in residential IESs is described and mathematically modeled. Finally, the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed model is tested and validated in different operating modes compared to the existing models. The findings of this chapter show that by the use of an expert EMS that coordinates supply and demand sides simultaneously, it is very possible not only to reduce energy costs of a residential IES, but also to provide comfortable lifestyle for occupants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Management of Distributed Generation Systems
EditorsDr. Eng. Lucian Mihet
Number of pages32
Publication dateJul 2016
ISBN (Print)978-953-51-2473-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-51-2474-0
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


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Energy Management of Distributed Generation Systems
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  • Demand response
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Energy management
  • Smart microgrids
  • Multi-objective optimization

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Anvari-Moghaddam, A., Mokhtari, G., & Guerrero, J. M. (2016). Coordinated Demand Response and Distributed Generation Management in Residential Smart Microgrids. In D. E. L. Mihet (Ed.), Energy Management of Distributed Generation Systems InTechOpen.