Effect of Bonus Payments in Cost Sharing Mechanism Design for Renewable Energy Aggregation

Abstract

The participation of renewable energy sources in energy markets is challenging, mainly because of the uncertainty associated with the renewables. Aggregation of renewable energy suppliers is shown to be very effective in decreasing this uncertainty. In the present paper, we propose a cost sharing mechanism that entices the suppliers of wind, solar and other renewable resources to form or join an aggregate. In particular, we consider the effect of a bonus for surplus in supply, which is neglected in previous work. We introduce a specific proportional cost sharing mechanism, which satisfies the desired properties of such mechanisms that are introduced in the literature, e.g., budget balancedness, ex-post individual rationality and fairness. In addition, we show that the proposed mechanism results in a stable market outcome. Finally, the results of the paper are illustrated by numerical examples.

DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2016.7799291

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@inproceedings{Harirchi2016EffectOB, title={Effect of Bonus Payments in Cost Sharing Mechanism Design for Renewable Energy Aggregation}, author={Farshad Harirchi and Tyrone L. Vincent and Dejun Yang}, booktitle={CDC}, year={2016} }