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Non-cooperative game theory based stepwise power tariff model using Monte-Carle simulation for agricultural consumers

  • Akash Talwariya EMAIL logo , Pushpendra Singh and Mohan Kolhe
From the journal Open Agriculture


In the present study the concept of non-cooperative game theory is proposed in the retail electricity market for introducing stepwise power tariff model (SPT) for agricultural consumers. The objective of the paper is to increase the energy generation through green energy generation sources (GEGS), introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, education of families, standard wiring and appliance efficiency in tariffs for agricultural consumers with non-cooperative game theory. Agricultural consumers are able to generate a huge amount of electricity through GEGS and are able to control the consumption in their own way, and the non-cooperative game theory is introduced. Energy consumption pattern varies with respect to time during off-peak load period to peak load period; during the peak load period the demand is high as compared to off peak load hour duration energy consumption for the consumers and policy makers interrupting the energy supply during peak hours for agricultural consumers. To maintain the balance between generation and consumption, energy saving is essentially required and needs to maintain the consumption patterns and increase the penetration level of distributed generation at the agricultural consumer end due to availability of land. This paper proposes an algorithm for a demand response methodology using SPT with non-cooperative game theory model based on monthly energy consumption to maintain the balance. The uncertainty about energy generation through GEGS taken in consideration using Monte-Carlo simulation (MCS). Simulation results obtained by the proposed methodology are compared with the conventional methodology of energy tariff used in India and provide better results for active consumers and generate a considerable amount of electricity through GEGS.


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Received: 2018-10-03
Accepted: 2019-03-04
Published Online: 2019-08-21

© 2019 Akash Talwariya et al., published by De Gruyter

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