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Distributed control of a network of households with micro CHP systems


We will work on pricing mechanisms to control the electricity supply of large numbers of micro Combined Heat Power (CHP) systems to the electricity grid. This type of electricity production differs from the current one: rather than a single-supplier multi-consumer markets it becomes a multi-supplier multi-consumer market. As a household can independently decide to switch on and off its micro CHP, the electricity supply may show large fluctuations, leading to instabilities of the electricity grid. An interesting control mechanism to match supply and demand is pricing.

Projectleader J.M.A. Scherpen


N.D. van Foreest (Operations dept, Faculty of Economics and Business)


Flexines (Koers Noord)

Contact information

Secretary Frederika Fokkens
Telephone +31 50 363 8493
Postal address University of Groningen
Nijenborgh 4
NL-9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands


Last modified:12 October 2012 1.51 p.m.