Stochastic Optimization of Demand Response Aggregators in Wholesale Electricity Markets

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Electrical Engineering department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad,Mashhad, Iran.

2 Electrical Engineering department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad,Mashhad, Iran

3 3Faculty of Engineering University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran.

Abstract

This paper proposes a stochastic framework for demand response (DR) aggregator to procure DR from customers and sell it to purchasers in the wholesale electricity market. The aggregator assigns fixed DR contracts with customers based on three different load reduction strategies. In the presented problem the uncertainty of market price is considered and the risk of aggregator participation is managed in stochastic optimization problem with CVaR. The feasibility of this problem is studied on a case of Alberta electricity market.

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