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Findings from Delft University of Technology Provides New Data about Communication Technology (Efficient Allocation of Harvested Energy At the Edge By Building a Tangible Micro-grid-the Texas Case)

  • Aug 3, 2021
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2021 AUG 02 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Data detailed on Technology - Communication Technology have been presented. According to news reporting out of Delft, Netherlands, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “The electricity grid, using Information and Communication Technology, is transformed into Smart Grid (SG), which is highly efficient and responsive, promoting twoway energy and information flow between energy-distributors and consumers. Many consumers are becoming prosumers by also harvesting energy.”

Financial supporters for this research include InSecTT Project through the Electronic Component Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking, High-End Foreign Expert Program of China Project.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Delft University of Technology, “The trend is to form small communities of consumers/prosumers, leading to Micro-grids (MG) to manage energy locally. MGs are parts of SG that decentralize the energy flow, allocating the excess of harvested energy within the community. Energy allocation amongst them must solve certain issues viz., 1) balancing supply/demand within MGs; 2) how allocating energy to a user affects his/her community; and 3) what are the economic benefits for users. To address these issues, we propose six Energy Allocation Strategies (EASs) for MGs - ranging from simple to optimal and their combinations. We maximize the usage of harvested energy within the MG. We form household-groups sharing similar characteristics to apply EASs by analyzing energy and socioeconomic data thoroughly. We propose four evaluation metrics and evaluate our EASs on data acquired from 443 households over a year. By prioritizing specific households, we increase the number of fully served households to 81% compared to random sharing.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “By combining EASs, we boost the social welfare parameter by 49%.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: Efficient Allocation of Harvested Energy At the Edge By Building a Tangible Micro-grid-the Texas Case. IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, 2021;5(1):94-105. IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking can be contacted at: Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Nikolaos Kouvelas, Delft University of Technology, Fac Eemcs, Ens Grp, Nl-2628 Cd Delft, Netherlands.

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