Plugging Into Energy Market Diversity

Asfandyar Qureshi
7th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), Calgary, Canada, October 2008

In North America, electricity prices exhibit both temporal and geographic variation---the later exists due to regional demand differences, transmission inefficiencies and generation diversity. Using historical market data, we characterize the variation and argue that existing distributed systems should be able to exploit it for significant economic gains. We consider pricing in cloud computing systems, and also use simulation to estimate the advantage of dynamically shuffling computation between different energy markets.

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Bibtex Entry:

   author =       "Asfandyar Qureshi",
   title =        "{Plugging Into Energy Market Diversity}",
   booktitle =    {7th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets)},
   year =         {2008},
   month =        {October},
   address =      {Calgary, Canada}