A computer system to schedule flexible offers for electricity production and consumption

B. Filipič, T. Tušar

In collaboration with the INEA company we developed optimization support for scheduling of flexible offers for energy production and consumption. This is becoming increasingly important with recent changes in energy systems, such as integration of renewable energy sources, emergence of entities acting both as energy producers and consumers (prosumers) and dynamic tariffs. The goal was to develop an efficient scheduling algorithm to minimize costs due to mismatch between available and needed energy, and evaluate its effectiveness and efficiency on real-world problem instances.