Optimisation for Demand Response in Smart Grids

Thursday 8th June 2017, 16:00 - 18:00
Room NG15, Gisbert Kapp Building, 52 Pritchatts Road, University of Birmingham

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Demand response is called to play an important role in smart grids as a means to shift or reduce electricity consumption during peak demand periods. Demand response programs have mostly been oriented to large consumers, but participation of residential and commercial customers is expected to increase with the development and implementation of smart buildings. We present optimization-based approaches to facilitate the integration of demand response in a smart grid.

Miguel F. Anjos is Full Professor at Polytechnique Montreal and a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada. He earned degrees from McGill University, Stanford University, and the University of Waterloo. His research interests are in the theory, algorithms, and applications of mathematical optimisation. He currently holds an Inria International Chair and the NSERC-Hydro-Quebec-Schneider Electric Senior Industrial Research Chair on Optimization for the Smart Grid. He is the Founding Academic Director of the Trottier Institute for Energy at Polytechnique. His allocades include a Canada Research Chair, the Méritas Teaching Award, a Humboldt Research Fellowship, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.