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Flexibility from Networks of Data Centers: A Market Clearing Formulation with Virtual Links

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Data centers owned and operated by large companies have a high power consumption that is expected to increase in the future. However, the ability to shift computing loads geographically and in time can provide flexibility to the power grid. We introduce the concept of virtual links to capture spacetime load flexibility provided by geographically-distributed data centers in market clearing procedures. We show that the virtual link abstraction fits well into existing market clearing frameworks and can help analyze and establish market design properties. This is demonstrated using illustrative case studies.

Author(s):

Weiqi Zhang    
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

Line Roald    
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

Andrew Chien    
University of Chicago
United States

John Birge    
University of Chicago
United States

Victor Zavala    
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

 

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