Comparative analysis of P2P architectures for energy trading and sharing

Jogunola, O, Ikpehai, A, Anoh, K, Adebisi, B, Hammoudeh, M, Gacanin, H and Harris, GD ORCID: 2018, 'Comparative analysis of P2P architectures for energy trading and sharing' , Energies, 11 (1) , p. 62.

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Rising awareness and emergence of smart technologies have inspired new thinking in energy system management. Whilst integration of distributed energy resources in micro-grids (MGs) has become the technique of choice for consumers to generate their energy, it also provides a unique opportunity to explore energy trading and sharing amongst them. This paper investigates peer-to-peer (P2P) communication architectures for prosumers’ energy trading and sharing. The performances of common P2P protocols are evaluated under the stringent communication requirements of energy networks defined in IEEE 1547.3-2007. Simulation results show that the structured P2P protocol exhibits a reliability of 99.997% in peer discovery and message delivery whilst the unstructured P2P protocol yields 98%, both of which are consistent with the requirements of MG applications. These two architectures exhibit high scalability with a latency of 0.5 s at a relatively low bandwidth consumption, thus, showing promising potential in their adoption for prosumer to prosumer communication.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Energies
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 1996-1073
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: Dr Georgina Diane Harris
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 11:09
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 05:50

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