Development of Power Exchange Simulator Software

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Supervisor:
Dr. Raisz Dávid Márk
Department of Electric Power Engineering

The extensive use of electric energy exchanges is one of the latest phenomena of the electric energy industry. The exchanges which are operating effectively can manage significant part of the energy trade, thus they are an important factor in the performance of the industry and the whole energy sector. The implementation is possible in several ways, and the task to select the right one is not always trivial, that is why this topic is the object of diverse research projects at the moment. A sovereign problem is the education of the topic, because its interdisciplinary nature makes it hard to integrate in the traditional schemes, but it is still necessary due to the expected challenges of the future.

My role was to take part in the related research-development work of the university, and to assist in creating an electric energy exchange simulation software. The first step is understanding the theory of the subject, then I am goig to get know the already completed algorithms of the project. For example, the clearing algorithm of the exchange was ready, as a result of the previous work. My third objective is to adapt the software to interactive educational presentation, which could be a very useful tool to solve the above mentioned problems of the theme-related education to electrical engineers. In the case of practical lessons, such as this, the user interface has key importance in attracting the attention of the students to the subject. We must avoid technical difficulties which may take away the interest of the participants. The implementation of the user interface is part of my objective, and I also give suggestions about the course of the lesson. I have another task which has to be done in parallel. The practice lesson deals with a system containing only one market, so I had to consider the quite important and open question of market coupling separately. I managed this with a deeper transformation of the simulation software, to integrate the flow-based network representation, and an analysis about its effects.

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