Citizens Collaboration to Minimize Power Costs in Smart Grids - A Game Theoretic Approach

Tarek AlSkaif, Manel Guerrero Zapata, Boris Bellalta

Abstract

Generating the power necessary to run our future cities is one of the major concerns for scientists and policy makers alike. The increasing global energy demands with simultaneously decreasing fossil energy sources will drastically affect future energy prices. Strategies are already being implemented to develop solutions for the generation and efficient usage of energy at different levels. Involving citizens in the efficient planning and usage of power is a key. In this paper, we propose a game theory based power sharing mechanism between end-users in smart grids. We consider that citizens can produce some amount of electric power obtained from on-site renewable sources rather than just purchasing their whole demands from the grid. Simulation results show that consumers can achieve considerable cost savings if they adopt the proposed scheme. It is also noticed that the more the consumers cooperate, the higher the percentage of cost savings is.

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AlSkaif T., Guerrero Zapata M. and Bellalta B. (2015). Citizens Collaboration to Minimize Power Costs in Smart Grids - A Game Theoretic Approach . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-105-2, pages 300-305. DOI: 10.5220/0005490103000305


in Bibtex Style

@conference{smartgreens15,
author={Tarek AlSkaif and Manel Guerrero Zapata and Boris Bellalta},
title={Citizens Collaboration to Minimize Power Costs in Smart Grids - A Game Theoretic Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},
year={2015},
pages={300-305},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005490103000305},
isbn={978-989-758-105-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - Citizens Collaboration to Minimize Power Costs in Smart Grids - A Game Theoretic Approach
SN - 978-989-758-105-2
AU - AlSkaif T.
AU - Guerrero Zapata M.
AU - Bellalta B.
PY - 2015
SP - 300
EP - 305
DO - 10.5220/0005490103000305