Powering the Orkney Cloud

Modeling and Understanding Curtailment in Orkney


In this thesis we explore the idea of an Orkney Cloud data center, a decentralized data center running on the surplus renewable energy otherwise curtailed in the power grid of Orkney, Scotland. The concrete issue addressed is the unclarity of the logic governing the Active Network Management (ANM) curtailment system in Orkney. The focus is to gain the needed understanding of the ANM to design and implement systems that can adapt their power usage to the state of the grid. This is done by inferring the context from available data sources, namely data made public by the grid provider and weather data.

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