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A Multi-Commodity Market Approach to Power Load Management

This paper is quite technical and written for people with background in computer science or electrical engineering.


Power load management is the concept of controlling the loads at the demand side in order to run energy systems more efficiently. Energy systems are inherently highly distributed and contain large number of loads, up to some million. This implies that computationally and conceptually attractive methods are required for this application.

In this paper we give two novel theorems for how to decompose general resource allocation problems into markets. We also introduce a novel multi-commodity market design to meet the demands of power load management. The approach is demonstrated to lead to very high quality allocations, and to have a number of advantages compared to current methods.

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Last edited February 13 1998 by fredrik.ygge@enersearch.se.