Design and Implementation of Safe and Private Forward-Trading Platform for IoT-Based Transactive Microgrids

TitleDesign and Implementation of Safe and Private Forward-Trading Platform for IoT-Based Transactive Microgrids
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLaszka, A., A. Dubey, S. Eisele, M. Walker, and K. Kvaternik
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Date Published12/2017
Abstract

Power grids are undergoing major changes due to rapid growth in renewable energy and improvements in battery technology. Prompted by the increasing complexity of power systems, decentralized IoT solutions are emerging, which arrange local communities into transactive microgrids. We address the problem of implementing transactive energy mechanisms in a distributed setting, providing both privacy and safety. Specifically, we design and implement an automated auction and matching system that ensures safety (i.e. satisfaction of line capacity constraints), preserves privacy, and promotes local trade and market efficiency for IoT-based transactive energy systems. This design problem is challenging because safety, market efficiency,
and privacy are competing objectives. We implement our solution as a decentralized IoT-based trading platform, which is built on blockchain technology and smart contracts. To demonstrate the feasibility of our platform, we perform experiments with dozens of embedded devices and energy production and consumption
profiles from a real dataset.

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