Talk by Armin Ghasem Azar: Benefits of flexibility in residential electricity consumption – Paving the way towards a smarter grid

On Monday, September 18, at 15-16, 2017, you are invited to join the seminar entitled: Benefits of flexibility in residential electricity consumption - Paving the way towards a smarter grid, by speaker Armin Ghasem Azar (DynSys section at DTU Compute)

In the last two decades, the demand for electricity has risen exponentially, and it will continue to grow remarkably. For instance, in Europe, the residential electricity demand is expected to rise on average 56% from its 2000 level until 2050 with an annual growth rate of 1.1%. Modernizing the current power grid through the integration of residential solar photovoltaic panels and battery energy storage systems paves the way towards materializing the vision of a smart grid. Such integration provides electricity consumers with the opportunity to supply their home appliances locally and inject their surplus power back to the grid. European countries are currently progressing towards the establishment of an efficient market for trading consumers’ energy consumption, generation, and storing flexibilities.

Armin’s PhD project has proposed efficient and interactive energy management systems for: i) consumers to schedule the operation of their appliances and trade energy with the grid; and ii) electric grid operators to match consumers’ demand with their supply. This project confirmed that, by using a robust energy trading mechanism integrated with the energy management systems, consumers and grid operators are capable of economically benefiting from the flexibility in electricity consumption and generation without jeopardizing their comfort and the grid’s stability.

The new research findings contribute to the knowledge of how to benefit from the flexibility in residential electricity consumption in paving the way towards a smarter grid.

Armin Ghasem Azar (S'14-M'17) received his BSc degree in computer science from University of Tabriz, Iran, in 2011, his MSc degree in Computer science from Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran, in 2014, and his PhD degree from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2017. Currently, he is with Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark, as a research assistant. His research interests include load demand scheduling, demand supply matching, renewable energy integration, multi-agent negotiation, and multi-objective optimization.



man 18 sep 17
15:00 - 16:00


DTU Compute



DTU Compute, Building 321 room 033