Demand Response Management in Smart Grids With Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 IEEE. Consumer demand profiles and fluctuating renewable power generation are two main sources of uncertainty in matching demand and supply. This paper proposes a model of the electricity market that captures the uncertainties on both the operator and user sides. The system operator (SO) implements a temporal linear pricing strategy that depends on real-time demand and renewable generation in the considered period combining real-time pricing with time-of-use pricing. The announced pricing strategy sets up a noncooperative game of incomplete information among the users with heterogeneous, but correlated consumption preferences. An explicit characterization of the optimal user behavior using the Bayesian Nash equilibrium solution concept is derived. This explicit characterization allows the SO to derive pricing policies that influence demand to serve practical objectives, such as minimizing peak-to-average ratio or attaining a desired rate of return. Numerical experiments show that the pricing policies yield close to optimal welfare values while improving these practical objectives.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Eksin, C., Delic, H., & Ribeiro, A.

citation count

  • 59

complete list of authors

  • Eksin, Ceyhun||Delic, Hakan||Ribeiro, Alejandro

publication date

  • May 2015