Balancing Energy Flexibilities Through Aggregation

  • Emmanouil ValsomatzisEmail author
  • Katja Hose
  • Torben Bach Pedersen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8817)


One of the main goals of recent developments in the Smart Grid area is to increase the use of renewable energy sources. These sources are characterized by energy fluctuations that might lead to energy imbalances and congestions in the electricity grid. Exploiting inherent flexibilities, which exist in both energy production and consumption, is the key to solving these problems. Flexibilities can be expressed as flex-offers, which due to their high number need to be aggregated to reduce the complexity of energy scheduling. In this paper, we discuss balance aggregation techniques that already during aggregation aim at balancing flexibilities in production and consumption to reduce the probability of congestions and reduce the complexity of scheduling. We present results of our extensive experiments.


Energy data management Energy flexibility Flex-offers Balance aggregation 



This work was supported in part by the TotalFlex project sponsored by the ForskEL program of


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanouil Valsomatzis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katja Hose
    • 1
  • Torben Bach Pedersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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