Advancing Renewable Electricity Consumption With Reinforcement Learning (Proposals Track) Spotlight

Filip Tolovski (Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut)

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Abstract

As the share of renewable energy sources in the present electric energy mix rises, their intermittence proves to be the biggest challenge to carbon free electricity generation. To address this challenge, we propose an electricity pricing agent, which sends price signals to the customers and contributes to shifting the customer demand to periods of high renewable energy generation. We propose an implementation of a pricing agent with a reinforcement learning approach where the environment is represented by the customers, the electricity generation utilities and the weather conditions.

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