Demand-Side Management in a Micro-Grid with Multiple Retailers: A Coalitional Game Approach

Fernando Genis Mendoza*, Pablo R. Baldivieso-Monasterios, Dario Bauso, George Konstantopoulos

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This paper deals with the design and analysis of a novel on-line pricing mechanism based on coalitional game theory. The proposed architecture consists of a micro-grid (MG) where the power demand can be fulfilled by multiple competing energy retailers trying to attract consumers by announcing a price in a hierarchical leader-follower structure. The existence of a Stackelberg equilibrium in such game is shown, leading to a guaranteed consumption value given a price. The coalition formation is then extended to a minimum spanning tree game that affects the rational decision of the players involved. The stability analysis for the resulting coalitions is performed and the steps in the game are presented. Simulations provide a comparison of the profits generated by the proposed scheme against a more traditional single retailer scheme, while simultaneously showing convergence towards steady-state equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 European Control Conference, ECC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789463842365
Publication statusPublished - 3-Jan-2022
Event2021 European Control Conference, ECC 2021 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 29-Jun-20212-Jul-2021

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Name2021 European Control Conference, ECC 2021


Conference2021 European Control Conference, ECC 2021

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