Distributed energy management for comprehensive utilization of residential photovoltaic outputs

Yu Fujimoto, Hiroshi Kikusato, Shinya Yoshizawa, Shunsuke Kawano, Akira Yoshida, Shinji Wakao, Noboru Murata, Yoshiharu Amano, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Yasuhiro Hayashi

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The introduction of photovoltaic power systems is being significantly promoted. This paper proposes the implementation of a distributed energy management framework linking demand-side management systems and supply-side management system under the given time-of-use pricing program for efficient utilization of photovoltaic power outputs; each system implements a consistent management flow composed of forecasting, operation planning, and control steps. In our framework, demand-side systems distributed in the electric distribution network manage individual energy consumption to reduce the residential operating cost by utilizing the residential photovoltaic power system and controllable energy appliances so as not to inconvenience residents. On the other hand, the supply-side system utilizes photovoltaic power maximally while maintaining the quality of electric power. The effectiveness of the proposed framework is evaluated on the basis of an actual Japanese distribution network simulation model from both the supply-side and demand-side viewpoints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1216-1227
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Cogeneration
  • Energy management
  • Forecasting
  • Photovoltaic power systems
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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