Computer Science - Research and Development

, Volume 33, Issue 1–2, pp 263–264 | Cite as

Poster Abstract: SmartStability

A multi-agent simulation environment for flexibility trading in households
  • H. WacheEmail author
  • M. Künzli
  • N. Schulz
  • J. Bichsel
  • M. Hall
Special Issue Paper


The increasing number of volatile energy sources, such as solar power plants, challenges the power network operators, the energy brokers as well as the electricity market actors. In this work, a multi-agent based approach will be introduced that allows multiple households to trade flexibilities, on top of the usual selling of produced energy to the paying consumer. Flexibility trading allows different optimisations for different actors. They can slightly shift their electricity consumption, e.g. by turning boilers on/off, to optimise the system (e.g. follow a predefined schedule). Simulation results indicate that a flexibility market consisting of only few households can already help to optimise the system.


Flexibility market Trading Multi-agent system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Wache
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Künzli
    • 1
  • N. Schulz
    • 3
  • J. Bichsel
    • 2
  • M. Hall
    • 2
  1. 1.School of BusinessUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)OltenSwitzerland
  2. 2.School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and GeomaticsUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)MuttenzSwitzerland
  3. 3.School of EngineeringUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)WindischSwitzerland

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