Electricity market empowered by artificial intelligence: A platform approach

Yueqiang Xu (Corresponding Author), Petri Ahokangas, Jean Nicolas Louis, Eva Pongrácz

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Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and algorithms are increasingly being utilized in energy and renewable research to tackle various engineering problems. However, a majority of the AI studies in the energy domain have been focusing on solving specific technical issues. There is limited discussion on how AI can be utilized to enhance the energy system operations, particularly the electricity market, with a holistic view. The purpose of the study is to introduce the platform architectural logic that encompasses both technical and economic perspectives to the development of AI-enabled energy platforms for the future electricity market with massive and distributed renewables. A constructive and inductive approach for theory building is employed for the concept proposition of the AI energy platform by using the aggregated data from a European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 project and a Finnish national innovation project. Our results are presented as a systemic framework and high-level representation of the AI-enabled energy platform design with four integrative layers that could enable not only value provisioning but also value utilization for a distributed energy system and electricity market as the new knowledge and contribution to the extant research. Finally, the study discusses the potential use cases of the AI-enabled energy platform.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4128
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital Platform
  • Electricity market
  • Energy market
  • Peer-to-peer


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