Multiple home-to-home energy transactions for peak load shaving

Khizir Mahmud*, Mohammad Sohrab Hasan Nizami, Jayashri Ravishankar, M. Jahangir Hossain, Pierluigi Siano

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This article proposes a new technique to manage the domestic peak load demand through peer-to-peer energy transaction among multiple homes. In this process, the houses willing to sell energy are identified as the Parent, and the houses that require energy are identified as a Child. The parents having energy resources such as photovoltaics, battery storage and electric vehicles will utilize their resources to meet their peak power demand and sell the extra energy to a child. A mixed integer linear programming optimization is used to find the parent-child matching based on their energy availability, power demand, and distances. After selecting the parent-child match, the power demand of a child is forecasted using two different techniques, i.e., autoregressive moving average and artificial neural networks, to identify to child's need in a day ahead of the actual operation. The proposed algorithm calculates the available energy of a parent to sell in real-time and the required energy of a child in a day-ahead, while ensuring to minimize the peak load demand. The proposed method, as confirmed by the presented analysis using data of a real Australian power distribution network, is able to significantly minimize the peak load demand, which in-turn is expected to minimize the electricity costs. The method also facilitates two agreed prosumers to transact energy between themselves without the involvement of a third party.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1074-1085
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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