Towards studying collective dynamics of electricity sharing systems

Thomas Brudermann, Yoshiki Yamagata

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In this paper, we propose an agent-based model for investigating collective dynamics in community-based electricity sharing systems. In our simulations, we assume the absence of electricity grids and telecommunication infrastructure - a situation which might be induced by a big natural disaster or a large-scale black-out. Under such circumstances, electricity sharing systems based on decentralized, small-scale renewables could help meeting basic electricity demand. Since real-world tests are hardly possible for such a scenario, we analyze possible collective reactions via means of social simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-978
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2014 May 302014 Jun 2


  • Agent-based modeling
  • Decentralized electricity generation
  • Human behavior
  • Photovoltaics
  • Urban resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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