Including Environmental Performance Indicators into Kernel based Search Space Representations

  • Joerg BremerEmail author
  • Barbara Rapp
  • Michael Sonnenschein
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE, volume 3)


Virtual power plants are considered a promising concept for the integration of decentralized energy resources into the future electricity grid. But such a plant must not only optimize load schedules merely according to given economic objectives and technical constraints, if it is to be considered as a green technology. Hence, environmental issues have to be incorporated into optimization objectives, too. Here, we show the possibility of integrating respective performance indicators into search space descriptions in a way that enables direct incorporation into optimization. A meta-model for constrained search spaces based on one-class support vector machines is enriched with information on individual environmental impacts.


Environmental Performance Indicator Support Vector Methods Virtual Power Plants Power Generation Planning Smart Grids 


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This work was partially funded by the European research project OEPI (Solutions for Managing Organizations Environmental Performance Indicators, 748735).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joerg Bremer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Barbara Rapp
    • 1
  • Michael Sonnenschein
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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